About Blind Faith
Blind Faith is a feature length documentary that follows David, a successful businessman who has in many ways defied blindness, a condition he has struggled with in varying degrees since birth. The story begins with David’s marriage to director Isabel Hill and coincides with the loss of his last dim experiences of sight. Their partnership makes many of his needs to adapt to total blindness invisible to him. Feeling confident and on track, David decides he wants to experience fatherhood, and the couple adopt their daughter, Anna. Anna’s adoption and their 14-year trajectory together as a family force David to confront his blindness in new and meaningful ways.
The film traces deepening and changing family relationships. Throughout, the relationship between Anna and David is the highlight–what it is like to be a parent who is blind, what is it like to have a blind parent. Isabel’s voice adds a dimension to David’s struggle as we come to better understand how independence and dependence play off in a marriage in which one partner has a disability. The documentary is about being different, the inevitable pain as well as the acceptance of that difference that offers liberating freedom.
Blind Faith is also about the trust that grows between a blind father and his daughter and between a blind man and his guide dog and finally the trust that an independent blind man finds within himself.
David’s journey reaches blind and visually impaired audiences with a recognizable portrayal of their own complicated reality. It takes sighted audiences into an unknown world, making the challenges of blindness poignantly visible to everyone following David’s journey. A trailer for the film, as well as more information can be found at http://www.blindfaithdocumentary.com/ .