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blind spot; moments unseen

There is more to seeing than sight.


A vision quest documentary, Blind Spot; Moments Unseen features three visually impaired adventurers who journey by horseback into the heart of the Andes.


During a 3-week guided expedition in the wilderness of Argentina’s Northern Patagonia, the film documents the epic, horse-powered trek of Carly, Ruth and Terry, who chart a route where blindness leads to clarity and adversity creates possibility.


The Andes provide a mythical metaphor for life’s gauntlet of physical – and figurative – blindness. The environment awakens the blind riders’ and their sighted guides’ untapped senses. This juxtaposition of perceptions expands our perspective on how to interpret everyday obstacles.


Blind Spot; Moments Unseen defies the conventional views on blindness to chronicle a voyage of self-discovery, in search of what we see, what we can’t see, and what we overlook.



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Stefan Morel:  director, writer, editor, producer

Leslie Haller:  producer

Heather A. Marshall:  executive producer

Kris Belchevski:  director of photography

Whitehorse:  original soundtrack

produced in association with:  CBC documentary



theatrical premiere:

May 31, 2015 at 8:30pm ET at the Bloor Cinema


broadcast premiere:

June 2, 2015 at 8pm ET on CBC documentary


4 nominations 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

• Best Photography in Doc

• Best Picture Editing in Doc

• Best Original Music in Non-Fiction

• Best Sound in Non-Fiction