Going Blind

  • September 30, 2019
  • Andrea Steele

Almost thirty years ago, writer, producer, director and award-winning filmmaker Joseph Lovett was diagnosed with glaucoma. As the disease began progressively robbing him of his sight, he launched a project with independent documentary filmmaker Hilary Klotz Steinman to chronical and explain what it is like to navigate the world with impaired or stolen vision.

The movie, Going Blind, was released in 2010 and is often screened at community centers, colleges, and hospitals as part of Lovett’s mission to educate more people about vision loss, how to prevent it, how to treat it, and how to live with it.

The film documents Lovett’s own difficult journey with glaucoma, and follows five other remarkable people, each of whom is living with various degrees of vison loss due to genetics, disease or injury.  Film critics have described the film as encouraging, inspirational, demystifying, and profound.


Still from Going Blind: Jessica Jones with her seeing-eye dog, Chef. Jones has been teaching art at Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx for the past eleven years.

Watch Peabody award winning director Joseph Lovett’s documentary film GOING BLIND.


There will be a screening of the film on
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at
The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
Click here for more information

Watch Peabody award winning director Joseph Lovett’s documentary film GOING BLIND.

Among his many credits, Joseph Lovett won the 2001 Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy for writing, producing and directing HBO’s Cancer: Evolution to Revolution. His feature film, Gay Sex in the 70s, won critical acclaim. After its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, it was released theatrically in over 25 cities and aired on the Sundance Channel in 2007.

Lovett has been honored with many awards from advocacy organizations including The Glaucoma Foundation’s Kitty Carlisle Hart Award of Merit For Lifetime Achievement.