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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (132 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1986.

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In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1986.
Summary, etc.:
BLIND shows the educational programs and daily life of students in kindergarten through the 12th grade at the Alabama School for the Blind. The School is organized around the effort to educate blind and visually impaired students to be in charge of their own lives.. Sequences in the film include mobility training, braille instruction and orientation as well as traditional classroom subjects such as English, history, science and music. Other sequences show psychological counseling sessions; vocational training; staff dealing with student disciplinary problems; and the wide variety of recreational and athletic programs.. "́Blind́ brings us almost tactiley close to the students and teacherśŒ The big surpriséŒ is how wonderful the institution managers ́ in this case teachers and administrators ́ turn out to be. ́Blind́ illustrates their care and dedication." ́ Terry Atkinson, Los Angeles Times. "́Œ There is a sense of discovery on the part of the viewer. Not pity, but revelation as to how the blind learn to overcome the obstacles facing them." ́ Arthur Unger, The Christian Science Monitor
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Documentary-style films.
Genre: North American Studies
Documentary films.

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