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SEEING EYE, THE

What to know: Through clever location and dialogue, shows how children that open up to someone with a disability and learn and laugh with them.
SEEING EYE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-12
8 minutes
Screenplay
ELIZABETH LEWIS
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This screenplay, through clever location and dialogue, shows how children that open up to someone with a perceived disability (blindness) can learn and laugh with them. This is shown by the child who asks to see his book in Braille and one who asks the gentleman to "watch' him dive off the pier. By introducing an adult that expresses disapproval of a well-mannered seeing eye dog being in a dining room, contrasts with the children. The children enjoy the dog, so necessary to the man, and actively include their blind older friend into their lives and activities. The script is a short vignette, well written and paced, and could be a short illustrative tool by itself, or placed within a larger screenplay of a family oriented film. I also like that the title does not include the word "dog" as the story itself reveals the "seeing eye" as that of the observer who sees the personalities of all. It's a good metaphor. I give this script 4.5 out of t stars and recommend it to ages 6 to 12 plus adults.
This screenplay, through clever location and dialogue, shows how children that open up to someone with a perceived disability (blindness) can learn and laugh with them. This is shown by the child who asks to see his book in Braille and one who asks the gentleman to "watch' him dive off the pier. By introducing an adult that expresses disapproval of a well-mannered seeing eye dog being in a dining room, contrasts with the children. The children enjoy the dog, so necessary to the man, and actively include their blind older friend into their lives and activities. The script is a short vignette, well written and paced, and could be a short illustrative tool by itself, or placed within a larger screenplay of a family oriented film. I also like that the title does not include the word "dog" as the story itself reveals the "seeing eye" as that of the observer who sees the personalities of all. It's a good metaphor. I give this script 4.5 out of t stars and recommend it to ages 6 to 12 plus adults.
The story is part of a trilogy of short film scripts that include Fishing for Love and Ruthie. The setting is the Laurentians north of Montreal in the summer during the 1950's. The scene is at a small family hotel beside a lake. The story centres on the relationship between a young boy and a blind man. The boy, Stewie, craves attention and discovers that he can have a relationship with the blind man. Mr. Goldfarb has a seeing eye dog , which, in the days before accessibility rights , presents problems.
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