Blindness has many forms - as proven by this carefully constructed portrait of blind lottery ticket vendors in Spain. The epilogue about a lottery winner puts things into perspective.
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.

Title: Blind fortuin
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 13 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2013

Kunst & CultuurMediafonds 25 JaarRomantiekInternationaalMaatschappij

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