Climbing Blind (12A)
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Thu 01 Jan 1970
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Dir. Alastair Lee
2019 | 82 mins | UK
Acclaimed UK adventure filmmaker Al Lee tells the story of an incredible day in the life of Jesse Dufton in his multi award-winning film.
Jesse was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells, and at age 20 he could no longer read. By his 30s Jesses vision was reduced to just light perception, with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a lifelong climber, he flies in the face of adversity and with his sight guide and fiancée Molly sets out on a fantastic challenge – attempting to be the first blindperson to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.
Climbing Blind is accompanied by short film The Big Deal (12 mins), an action-packed profile of one of the UKs strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley.
WINNER, GRAND PRIZE KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2019.
WINNER, BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM TORELLO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019.
WINNER, BEST CLIMBING FILM KRAKOW MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019.
WINNER, BEST CLIMBING FILM MENDI MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019