Mercoledì 28 Ottobre – 7th Festival Online

Jorgo Kokkinidis

Losing Sight

770,000 people in Congo are unnecessarily blind. This is why we will be following blind Congolese; so we can experience their daily struggles with society firsthand to show the huge impact of this limitation on people and the environment. We will then follow the journey of both an older person and a child towards healing, made possible by domestic and foreign doctors.

Blindness is like a taboo in Africa and that affects not only the blind, but also their entire families and environment. There are even cases where the family is completely isolated from the rest of the village. Therefore being blind is not only the condition itself, but also the additional effects of this strong superstition, where many suffer rejection from their entire society as a result.

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