Going Blind Film Adds DC Screening and TV Broadcasts to Various Venues for Exposure


NEW YORK—Going Blind, a documentary film by Joseph Lovett, has received a newfound surge of support from organizations nationwide concerned with the importance of eye health and vision loss. Originally released in 2010, the film was recently screened and discussed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, and will continue to accumulate exposure through various venues in upcoming months.

Most recently, on Sept, 19, Going Blind appeared in a Capitol Hill screening and panel discussion where Lovett and supporters gathered to raise awareness of the taboo subjects of vision loss and blindness. Legislators, Hill and agency staffers and veterans’ representatives were present at the standing-room-only event, which was funded by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Blinded Veterans Association and Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.

Additionally, beginning in October, the film will be distributed to over 300 public television stations across the country. At no charge, the movie has been programmed for over 100 TV broadcasts thus far, and will continue to be added to station schedules over the next 12 months.

Due to ambitious plans for reaching an even wider audience, Lovett Productions has also launched a crowdfunding campaign which closes at the end of next week. The campaign, currently posted on the online crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, will run for the next nine days with a goal to reach $40,000 of additional funding to assist in project outreach.

In preparation for World Sight Day on Oct. 11, the Going Blind outreach team encourages incorporating Going Blind into planned events. Visit Going Blind’s outreach toolkit for more information.