The Story of Looking: film screening


The movie poster for The Story of Looking. A colourful graphic of an eye About the film

As he prepares for surgery to restore his vision, award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives, in his new film, The Story of Looking (released by Modern Films).

At a time when we are more assailed by images than ever, The Story of Looking draws on art history, biology, neuroscience, psychology, poetry and philosophy, to reveal how looking makes us who we are, lying at the heart of human experience, empathy, discovery and thought. Turning the camera on himself in a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, Cousins guides us through the riches of the visible world, a kaleidoscope of extraordinary imagery across cultures and eras.

You can purchase the film using the panel at the bottom of the page. 50% of each film purchase will be donated to Vision Foundation.