The Unseen

1997 / Czech Republic / 53min

„People imagine, that the blind live in darkness and know nothing about the things around them. But they have a concrete image of everything.“ says photographer Daniela Horníčková, who led blind children from the Prague Jaroslav Ježek School to capture their surroundings on still camera. The children took pictures at school, on field trips, at home or the dormitory mostly focusing on things they knew by touch. In 1995, director Miroslav Janek entered the project and shot a documentary stimulating comprehension of the issues and uniqueness of the creative process.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Daniela Horníčková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Miroslav Janek
  • Editing
    Tonička Janková
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    53 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Miroslav Janek
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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