MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

TOUCH THE LIGHT

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jennifer Redfearn

Country: Cuba, USA
Language: English
Original Title: TOCANDO LA LUZ

Running Time: 72min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

Havana is a city where people overcome challenges on a daily basis. This film profiles three habaneras who live with the extra challenge of being blind. That doesn’t stop them from pursuing their dreams of romance, freedom and artistic fulfillment. Tocando La Luz allows us to witness their relationships to the friends, lovers and family members who are confronted with the difficult choice to either be protective of these women or grant them the independence they so desire. Filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn gained intimate access to her subjects and emerged with beautiful footage and poignant moments—while also supplying us with a window on current-day Cuba in this heady transitional moment. – Thom Powers

PRECEDED BY “THE 100 YEARS SHOW”

Paired with this film is the short documentary ‘The 100 Years Show,’ which profiles Cuban-born, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera, who did not gain wide recognition until the early 2000s, when she was already well past retirement age—last year, she turned 100. Filmmaker Alison Klayman was last at the Festival with her acclaimed film Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry. She returns with this very different yet equally fascinating artist portrait. – Thom Powers

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Sunday March 6th @ 3:45pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Jennifer Redfearn
Producer: Tim Metzger & Jennifer Redfearn

Music: T. Griffin
Cinematographer: Tim Metzger
Editor: David Teague

Jennifer Redfearn

Jennifer Redfearn’s debut film "Sun Come Up" (2011) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Touch the Light (2015) is her feature documentary debut.

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