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The screening on 9 November will include subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss, and audio description for customers who are blind or partially sighted.

Black Sun is a highly innovative documentary made by filmmaker Gary Tarn, telling the remarkable story of French artist Hugues de Montalembert, who was blinded during a violent assault in New York in 1978. De Montalembert narrates, explaining the ways he found to cope with a life-changing trauma, working this experience into his artistic practice and developing a unique philosophy on life. Tarn uses extraordinary, expressionistic means to visualise the world from the blind artist’s perspective. The result is a life affirming testimony and a fascinating meditation on the nature of perception.

The screening on the 14th November will be hosted by the Psychoanalysis and Film group (Institute of Psychoanalysis and Leeds School of Arts). The film will be followed by short presentations from the perspective of these two disciplines opening up into a discussion with audience.

Screening as part of Disability Futures, presented by LIFF 2022 and the University of Leeds, and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Disability Futures is also presented in partnership with injury and litigation specialist law firm Stewarts.