A festival aimed at bringing blind and sighted people together will be held on May 17.
Face to Face, aimed at promoting social and cultural interaction, will be held at the Kharkiv Literary Museum.
“We know there are people who have vision problems, but often we don’t pay attention to them and don’t realize they have their own needs: communicative, cultural, and social,” said co-organizer Sergey Zhadan.
The head of the NGO Blind lawyers, Oleg Lepetyuk, believes the need for such a festival as blind people live and work at specialized locations and are isolated from society.
“For the participants who have vision defects, it is important to participate in this project because they can once again emphasize they are able to integrate into society,” Oleg stressed.
The festival will consist of a series of events setting not only an entertaining but also social purpose. For example, for children a cartoon show will be held and you can compare how the children without vision problems perceive it and how the blind do it.
“A director Oles’ Sanin will participate and bring his film “Wrangler”. He prepared a special maintenance for people without vision problems to figure out how the blinds feel at the cinema,” says Sergey Zhadan.
The full program of the festival can be found here (RU).