Planet of the Blind

Planet of the Blind is an artistic interpretation of Stephen Kuusisto’s courageous life story, as described in his memoirs. Stephen was born visually impaired. Reflecting his mother’s denial, he grew up pretending he could see. He marched everywhere at dizzying speeds without a cane, ashamed of his blind self. The film explores the struggle and beauty of blurred vision. By offering a sense of reduced vision, the film creates an experience of disorientation while emphasizing the poetic beauty and sense of discovery inherent therein.