Film
Climbing Blind

Released: 2020 Running Time: 81 mins
12a

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A riveting documentary about climber Jesse Dufton. Diagnoesed at 4 years of age with Retinitis Pigmentosa, by the time he was 20 he could no longer read. By his 30s Jesse’s vision was reduced to just light perception, with around 1 or 2 % field of view. Defining himself as “not disabled, but blind and able”, Jesse, a lifelong climber, flies in the face of adversity and with his sight guide and fiancée Molly sets out on a fantastic challenge – attempting to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

“This isn’t really about Free Solo levels of tension, nor is it particularly showy. It’s about tenacity and adaptation and hope. It has the feel of a charming, lo-fi sports film, but the human story at the centre of it is extraordinary.”  The Guardian


Key People:

Director: Alastair Lee

Writer: Alastair Lee

Cinematography: Alastair Lee

Music: Oliver Michael

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the Climbing Blind Page on IMDB.

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