The Unblinded
The Unblinded, film, 33'16", 2013    

The Unblinded departs from a report on the attempt of the Romanian Orthodox Church to secure a national monopoly of the manufacturing of candles, divesting, among others, a blind persons' association of their only source of income. In the film, we see a young blind woman being taught to make candles in a workshop that trains people with disabilities. Operating ironically around the concept of illumination, The Unblinded reproduces at an individual scale the disparity between those who need and those who grant salvation, between fragile life and insidiously deadly rhetorical or economic constructs. Unseen light stands for the obstructions separating those who make and those who consume, the regimes of value that disunite work and worth.

Mihnea Mircan