Monday, September 21, 2015

Elton John Will Narrate 'Sight: The Story of Vision'

"In 2009, Anita Ingrao, conceived of the idea to do a film on the history of spectacles. In 2013, we started producing SIGHT at a launch meeting with our board of advisors at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Those that attended that meeting will tell you Anita had only one person in mind to read as narrator - Sir Elton John." That's the start of the Facebook post on Sight: The Story of Vision's page. " I'm pleased to announce that Sir Elton John has agreed to be our narrator and read for us last Wednesday - fulfilling Anita's dream and last wish." PBS will air the documentary. Read more.

Here's another post from the documentary's Facebook page: "Although we wrapped up field production at the end of July, we sent Nils to San Diego to get some some pick up shots of former US Marine Eddie Silva, who was blinded by an IED outside of Fallujah.Eddie is a patient of the VA Western Blind Rehabilitation Center and is working hard everyday to overcome his blindness. He allowed us to film him at his dojo where he trains in the marshal art of Jiu Jitsu.Eddie's story with be part of Sight: The Story of Vision."

 See the trailer for the documentary.

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