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Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain

USA, 1984 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Caroline M. Heywood

This animated film gives us a rare insight into the life life of blind, seven year old black boy his intimate world of sound and touch. It's a story of conflict created by the imagination and fantasy of the boy's new friend, juxtaposed against his own world of reality, poignantly confronted by his sister - a world which limits the horizons of the handicapped, poor and people of colour. The story involves the boys treasured trips to the park, a revealing visit to a grocery store and impressions into a sightless child's world of sound images

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