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The Story of Looking at David Lean Cinema100% SSL Secure
Directed by Mark Cousins
Documentary | UK | English | 90 mins
The virtual ticket includes an exclusive pre-recorded in conversation with Mark Cousins on The Story of Looking.
With Audio Described (AD) and Descriptive Subtitled (SDH) versions available.
As he prepares for surgery to restore his vision, Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, a kaleidoscope of extraordinary imagery across cultures and eras.
At a time when we are more assailed by images than ever, he reveals how looking makes us who we are, lying at the heart of the human experience, empathy, discovery and thought. He shares the pleasure and pain of seeing the world, in all its complexity and contradiction, with eyes wide open.
As the Covid-19 pandemic brings another dramatic shift of perspective, he reaches out to the other lookers for their vision from lockdown, and travels to the future to consider how his looking life will continue to develop until the very end.
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