Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

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Land of Silence and Darkness is a 1971 documentary film about deaf-blind people and their experience of life. The film was written, directed, and produced by Werner Herzog. Rolf Illig provided narration.

Herzog follows Fini Straubinger, a German woman who became deaf-blind early in life, as she visits with other deaf-blind people, and discusses their struggle to live in the modern world. In one scene from the film, the filmmakers visit a home for boys who were born deaf-blind; in another, Fini Straubinger and her friends ride in an aeroplane. In the finale scene, a man examines a tree with his hands, and embraces it.

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