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Land of Silence and Darkness (Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit) (1971)

Land of Silence and Darkness
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M. Baaske

M. Baaske

Elsa Fehrer

Elsa Fehrer

Herself
Heinrich Fleischmann

Heinrich Fleischmann

Rolf Illig

Rolf Illig

Narrator
Vladimir Kokol

Vladimir Kokol

Resi Mittermeier

Resi Mittermeier

Herself
Gustav Heinemann

Gustav Heinemann

Himself


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Description: This moving documentary by director Werner Herzog enters into the world of Fini Strabinger of Bavaria, who is both deaf and blind. Fini has made a career of helping others who are similarly afflicted, teaching them sign language and taking them on field trips to gardens and touching zoos. Told in an unaffected, homey style, this film ... (more)
Release date: 22 October 2002
UPC: 717119217549
West Germany (2), Documentary (2), Color (1), Human Relationship (1), Sort (1), 81 Min. (1), 1971 (1), 1970s (1), Blind (1)
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"Ignorance is bliss, they say. But what if you are deaf blind and the only way to experience the world is touching? Land of Silence and Darkness tells the amazing story of Fini Straubinger, deaf blind herself yet she manages to operate as an instructor to other deaf blinds and tries to teach them deaf blind alphabets. She describes deafness not as a complete silence but there is a little ringing sound inside your head. Blindness is not complete darkness, you can see different colors. It's like Go"


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