Detail

Title ID 9241Collection ID1123
TitleA for Eyesight
Date1981
CollectionSightsavers
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsAnimals Buildings Cars Charities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Ethnic Groups Food Health Services Hospitals Mothers Rivers Roads Rural Areas Street Trading Urban Areas Villages National Dress
Location
LocalAndhra Pradesh Bhimavaram Tirupat
NationalIndia Asia
Credits
ProductionGateway Audio Visual
CameraNick Barrington; Jack Frizzell
DirectorNick Barrington; Jack Frizzell
ProducerGateway Audio Visual; Rotary Club of Mendip and Rubery; Mendip Round Table
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
Funding bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
EditorBill Oxenham
WriterNick Barrington
NarratorSimon Trebble
LightingAndrew Frizzell; Doug Woods
SoundAndrew Frizzell; Doug Woods
MusicUnknown
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration00:15:55:10
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour documentary film highlights the work of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind's five year Indian campaign against Xerophthalmia (blindness caused by malnutrition) in children. This film includes footage of adults and children being examined and treated by physicians though out. This film has a voiceover narrative and music soundtrack.

Description

The film shows everyday life in rural and urban villages, including; a day at the market selling goods, making pots on a wheel, and work being done at field centres to educate mothers on the best ways to boost immunity and nutrition.

The film explores the work at several field medical centres as well as larger government hospitals and mobile field vehicles. Health workers distribute Vitamin A supplements and pellets to lines of waiting children in a village. At another village centre, a doctor demonstrates good foods to eat and how to prepare food in a field kitchen.

The film ends with a summary of the continued work being done by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in India, crediting a number of additional associations (UNICEF and other local groups) and personnel that support communities hit by malnutrition.

This film includes footage of adults and children being examined and treated by physicians throughout. Full opening and closing titles complete this film with a voiceover narrative and music soundtrack.

[some scenes of nudity have been removed for online use]

Stills

A still from A for Eyesight (1981)

Contextual information

This film was commended at the Malta Film Festival and noted in the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind Annual Report 1982-1983

Related resources

Website

A for Eyesight (1982)

Further information can be seen on the BFI Explore Film & TV page with cast and credits
http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b6e038cbc