BRUCE HALL

SONIA SOBERATS

PETE ECKERT

“YOU REALLY APPRECIATE HOW POWERFUL LIGHT IS AFTER YOU GO BLIND”

SONIA SOBERATS, PHOTOGRAPHER, NEW YORK CITY

SHOT IN THE DARK

A DOCUMENTARY BY FRANK AMANN

A BLIND PERSON IS PROBABLY THE LEAST PERSON YOU’D EXPECT TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER. SHOT IN THE DARK IS AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF THREE SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS WHO HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AS A STARTING POINT FOR THEIR VISUAL EXPLORATIONS. THIS FILM POSES FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT SEEING AND THE IMAGINATION AND ENRICHES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF PERCEPTION AND CREATION. WE ALL CLOSE OUR EYES IN SLEEP, THE SIGHTED AND BLIND ALIKE, AND IN OUR DREAMS – WE SEE.

DVD RELEASE 23rd OF NOVEMBER

We are looking forward to release the DVD of Shot in the Dark on 23rd of November. Bringing to you as an extra a 16 page fully illustrated booklet including photographs and short essays featuring photographers Pete Eckert, Sonia Soberats and Bruce Hall. Additional texts by Gerald Pirner (writer, Berlin), Steven Erra (artist, New York) und Frank Amann (director of the film). The DVD will also contain an audio commentary for visually impaired viewers.

Shot In The Dark Trailer © Weltfilm.com

AN INVISIBLE WORLD BECOMES VISIBLE

PRESS & REVIEWS

A totally new way of seeing, both in terms of the film, which is a visual work of art, and the artworks themselves – I have never seen anything quite like it.

Knut Elstermann

Radio Eins vom RBB

With his moving portrait, Frank Amann has succeeded in questioning the connection between visual aesthetics and optical perception.

Jörg Wimalasena

Berliner Zeitung

Sighted people’s powers of imagination fall well below their potential.

Simon Hauck

Kino Zeit

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Shot in the Dark wins Special Jury Prize for Best Director in Bir Duino Filmfestival Kyrgysztan

Bir Duino Film Festival is a unique film festival in Central Asia, as it focuses on themes and issues regarding human rights. In its twelves year Bir Duino 2017 presented documentary films from 12 countries as well as a national Kyrgysz section, along with labs,...

Shot in the Dark goes Ireland

Shot in the Dark is invited at Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2017 in Ireland. The screening is announced for Saturday, 23rd of September at 4 p.m. Including a post screening discussion with Frank Amann and Laura Way. Friends and followers in Ieland - join...

Indian magazine »Better Photography« shows portfolios of Pete Eckert and Sonia Soberats

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