16mm color film, 17 minutes, 1979
Afterimage portrays the work and experiences of two blind artists who recount the painful period of fading vision and subsequent confrontation with isolation. Their art work is seen as both a means and an end in their efforts to adjust to blindness.
"...strength comes from letting the artists tell their stories in their own way..."
Educational Film Library Association
"...a touching and beautiful film, perfectly designed to illustrate the strengths of the disabled"
Voice of Youth Advocates
"...this excellent film...is definitely a winner in helping to better understand the world of the blind..."
Head Librarian, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Booklist, Voice of Youth Advocates, Rehabfilm Newsletter
AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
First Prize, FOCUS Competition, Los Angeles
Finalist, American Film Festival, New York
Merit Award, Rehabilitation Film Festival, New York
Los Angeles FILMEX
Directed by Jan Krawitz and Thomas Ott
Cinematography and Editing by Thomas Ott
Sound Recording by Jan Krawitz
For DVD purchase, send check or money order for $20.00 (plus $2.00 postage/handling) payable to Jan Krawitz:
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