Every Saturday, Jame Zhixing takes the subway for two hours, using his stick and an app GPS His own, which shows him the directions to follow to go to the blind cinema.
Location bursorama He presented Jamej’s story and said that after losing his sight at the age of twenty due to a degenerative disease, he rediscovered his love for cinema thanks to Nadi Xinmu (“Mind’s Eye”) and a small group of volunteers.
Visually impaired in the club
He continued, “The first time I listened to an audio description film was in 2014. It’s like a new world opened up in front of me. I felt like I could understand the plot despite my blindness. Clear images formed in my mind.”
Dozens of blind and visually impaired viewers are attending these free shows now, and blind or visually impaired are guided by their white sticks to sit on cinema sofas in Old Beijing and watch films enthusiastically narrated by volunteers.
The narrator in the hall, equipped with a microphone, describes what is happening on the screen, such as the characters’ facial expressions, gestures, clothes, and even the weather. He also explains in detail the visual elements necessary to understand the film, such as the transition from the scene of falling leaves to the scene of falling snow as an expression of the change of seasons.
In a screening by Zinmo of the British film “A Street Cat Named POP”, in which a cat helps a homeless man solve his drug problems, narrator Wang Weili explains between two dialogues dubbed in Chinese that “It’s snowing in London, a city in England a bit like Beijing.” But the buildings are not that big“.
“This is a guy with binoculars – a kind of long cylinder used to see things from afar – watching James sing around the corner with Bob the cat,” he adds.
Luang Weili, a former businessman, came up with the idea of commenting on films for blind people when he was telling a blind friend about the American movie Terminator. Constantly: Continue describing what you see.
With his savings, Wang Weili rented a room in an apartment in old Beijing in 2005, which included a small TV set, another used for VCD, and 20 chairs, and this is where the club was launched..This primitive cinema, measuring just 20 square metres, was filled with every show.