Blind fortuin

Ramón Gieling Long documentary - 2012 - 73 min.

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You can find them on every Spanish street corner: people trying to sell lottery tickets. The ungrateful profession is often practised by people who work for the national organisation of blind people, ONCE. Ramón Gieling portrays a number of blind and visually impaired ‘cupón’ sellers: colourful figures, each with a remarkable story. Gieling also filmed blind children at the ONCE institute and a sighted lottery winner, whose story proves that blindness does not only exist in physical form.


Director(s) Ramón Gieling
Producer(s) Pieter van Huijstee
Production Company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
Euromedia Productions
Natascha Teunissen
Pascale Luycks
Luis Lozano
Director of Photography
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Danny Munoz
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands, Spain