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“Tocando la Luz” sheds light on Cuba’s blind communities by looking at the lives of three blind women in Havana.
The documentary’s official synopsis reads: “‘Tocando la Luz’ (‘Touch the Light’) weaves three stories – all set in the blind community of Havana, Cuba – into a tale of personal independence. As Lis, Mily, and Margarita each face family problems and heartbreak, their dependence on others turns out to be a double-edged sword. From the music halls of Havana to a cinema club for the blind, their stories reveal both the pain and the joys of fighting for yourself.”
“Tocando la Luz” was directed by Oscar nominee Jennifer Redfearn in her feature film debut. In an exclusive clip from the film, Mily cheers on her boyfriend Lisban as he plays in Cuba’s baseball league for the blind.
“Tocando la Luz” is screening at DOC NYC on November 15 and 18. Check out the clip above.