Detail

Title ID 9231Collection ID1123
TitleThe Unseen Valley
Date1962
CollectionSightsavers
Genre/TypeProfessionalInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsCharities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Ethnic Groups Health Services Rural Areas Villages National Dress
Location
LocalLuapula
NationalZambia Africa
Credits
ProductionRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
CameraStephen Peet
DirectorStephen Peet
ProducerStephen Peet
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
Funding bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
DistributorConcorde Films Council
Writer(Commentary) Alan Burgess
NarratorLeo Genn
MusicEdward Williams
Other credits(Music Conductor) Marcus Dods
Format16mm Black & White Sound
Duration00:19:30:16
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white documentary film highlights how communities view blindness in Luapula (now Zambia) and the traditional methods adopted to 'cure' the condition, spread by sand and the Red Measles virus. This film also explores the learning techniques adopted by blind adults and children, to enable them to go about their daily lives.

Stills

A still from Blind Farmers of the Sarawak (1965)

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The Unseen Valley (1962)

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http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b7817b7ab