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Land of Silence and Darkness

Land of Silence and Darkness
  • 1971
  • 81 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer
  • UK release: 22 October 2002

German director Werner Herzog, investigates the complexity of the lives of people who suffer from combined deafness and blindness. The documentary follows one woman in particular, Fini Straubinger, as she communicates with other members of her deaf-blind community. This beautiful documentary challenges the viewer to think about the nature of our means of communication, thought processes and how to rethink the day-to-day actions and situations we take for granted.

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