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Emily’s Eyes (1998)


Emily Wu, born with hydrocephalus, is hearing impaired and has sight in just one eye. The documentary traces the first five years of Emily’s life. Her parents and grandmother care for her and she receives special assistance for her hearing impairment. The documentary uses family movies, stills, interviews and observational filming.

Curator’s notes

An effective, moving and ultimately uplifting film, capturing the drama and emotion of the family’s life as they deal with Emily’s disabilities.