Super-8 footage layered with Sharpie marker lines and circles obscuring the image illustrates this story of Thirza Cuthand’s experience with temporary episodes of migraine-related blindness and her cousin’s self-induced blindness later in life. Paralleling the experience of blindness with mental illness, she deftly shows that any of us could lose any of our abilities at any time.
Screening in Shorts Program: Let There Be Light: The Cycle of LifeFemale Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
THIRZA CUTHAND, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, makes short experimental narrative films about sexuality, madness, youth, love and race. Her work has screened at international film festivals and art galleries across Canada. She is of Plains Cree and Scots descent and currently resides in Saskatoon.
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