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October 24, 2021
ARTS & LEISURE

“Child’s Pose” available for the visually impaired

The film had a special screening at TIFF.

“Child’s Pose”, winner of this year’s “Golden Bear”, had a special projection performance at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), Arta Theater Cluj-Napoca, which allowed visually-impaired people, too, to see the film, thanks to the Cartea Calatoare <Traveling Book> Foundation.
According to the foundation’s release Tuesday, it made “Child’s Pose” available for the visually-impaired, inserting information  about settings, costumes and mimicry during the moments between actors’ dialogues.
The film can concurrently be enjoyed by visually-unimpaired cinema-goers, as they will be equipped with headphones allowing them to listen to additional information helping them to have a real understanding of the film.
Actress Luminita Gheorghiu, who plays in the lead role in the film, attended the screening.
“This projection is an opportunity for visually impaired to enjoy the film under normal conditions, going to the cinema, but also a chance for public opinion to become informed, aware and sensitized over the problems faced by the visually impaired,” according to the release.
The Traveling Book Foundation participated at TIFF with three special projections for visually impaired in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
This was for the first time in Romania that visually impaired people got the chance to enjoy a film in accessibility conditions similar to those of any unimpaired person.
TIFF is organized by the Association for Romanian Film Promotion (APFR). TIFF Cluj is running into June 9, TIFF Sibiu, June 19-23, and TIFF Bucharest, June 11-17, at Grand Cinema Digiplex Baneasa.

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