Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Film Screening | Do the Grind Blind
Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite.
When: Sunday, Nov 12 | 2:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Presented in partnership with Blind Beginnings and Accesible Media Inc.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and youth-made braille greeting cards for sale, benefitting Blind Beginnings programs.
Do The Grind Blind is a documentary by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) that follows nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide who challenged themselves physically and mentally to reach the top of Grouse Mountain in the fall of 2017. The Grinders each had their own reasons for doing The Grind®. Some did it to show doubters they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Others did it to challenge themselves physically and mentally. All invested in their own well-being while creating awareness about blindness and the capabilities of youth who are blind or partially sighted.
The Accessible Media Inc. production team followed the Blind Beginnings youth from the very first training hike through to the completion of the event, highlighting their stories along the way. The film will be shown with Integrated Described Video and, following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with some of the youth featured in the film as well as the film producer, Amit Tandon.
Integrated Described Video
Integrated Described Video (IDV) is a method of producing television content for blind and partially sighted audiences from the ground up, whereby the identification of key visual elements is incorporated into the pre-production, production and post-production phases, so that traditional DV is not required after the program has been packaged.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. AMI is proud to support Blind Beginnings in its mission to help children who are blind or partially sighted develop skills and increase their confidence and independence