Land of Silence and Darkness

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Land of Silence and Darkness

  1. Sunday, September 9, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Still image from Land of Silence and Darkness
Fini Straubinger is afflicted with both deafness and blindness. Werner Herzog introduces us to monumental undertakings in Fini’s life, that for most of us are reflexive motions that require minimal effort or consideration. We follow Fini as she attends various events in the deaf-blind community and can almost feel the sense of isolation. Her interactions with her peers and their methods for communication are a clear reminder of the essential need for touch. The film is a heartfelt rumination of how much of an individual’s identity is entwined in sensory output and input. (DigiBeta presentation)