THE LABYRINTH OF POSSIBILITY

EL LABERINTO DE LOS POSIBLE

By Wanadi SISO

AUSTRAL FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2013

Sonia Soberats is a sixty-six-year-old Venezuelan woman who lives by herself in a modest apartment in New York City. The pain caused by the death of both her sons resulted in her total loss of vision. She takes care of everything she needs. Today she is a blind photographer.

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA, CHILE, USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wanadi SISO
    • Writer(s)
    • Wanadi SISO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mauricio MOLINA (Aural), Oliver KRISCH (Wathako), Wanadi SISO (Raízdeagua Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • Sonia Soberats is a sixty-six-year-old Venezuelan woman who lives by herself in a modest apartment in New York City. The pain caused by the death of both her sons resulted in her total loss of vision. She takes care of everything she needs. Today she is a blind photographer.
      Through different stages of Sonia’s life and work we will see how two apparently contrary concepts coexist in harmony: a whole new tendency in photography bringing together this expressive art and sight deficiencies.
      Throughout the movie we will see how the process to develop these not-visual images reflect a set of life experiences: joy, sadness, victories – unconquered spaces bearing on mental images photographed using a 35mm camera.
      This extraordinary Venezuelan photographer relates how senses compensate the absence of one of them – the sense of vision in this case. In this way touch, smell, and hearing develop a different dimension, not to provide a point of view towards life, but to show a completely different perception of the world.
      In a society loaded with images, where only the strongest and most capable survive, no barrier will silence the creative spirit and didactic sense of Sonia Soberats. She currently belongs to Seeing With Photography Collective, whose members meet once a week to take photographs and to talk about the importance of photography in their lives.
      Sonia also organizes a series of workshops to teach this technique in Venezuela. Along the story, the character shows herself as someone capable of overcoming any barriers, as well as of reproducing knowledge by teaching – a thirteen-year-old girl and a forty-year-old woman -techniques to photograph as a blind person. The learning process takes place within the frame of a party of lights to venerate the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, where twenty one thousand candles are lit all over the town, bringing together teaching and tradition in a country-like environment.
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