Saturday February 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM with Q & A afterwards VanCity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street (admission is free!) | Map

An inspiring, true story of a visually impaired Vancouver couple raising their 7 year-old son.

We celebrate the end of White Cane Week with this ode to happiness, where life is felt rather than seen. Touching Life is a documentary film that follows Yuko and Thilo as they pursue their dream: to overcome their disability, fall in love and reach their ultimate goal of becoming parents. Because their son Kurtis can see, he becomes the link between the worlds of shadow and of light. He lends them his sight while his parents help him see his path toward adulthood. By delving into the lives of Yuko, Thilo and Kurtis, we rediscover our own. They remind us of a truth we can’t see with our own eyes: that love makes the invisible luminous.

We have had the pleasure of meeting this family and their guide dog, Burbank, when they attended described performances at Carousel Theatre for Young People. All our congratulations to them and the filmmakers.

The descriptive track for this film was created by our esteemed colleagues at Descriptive Video Works. VocalEye’s equipment will be used to make this descriptive track available to audience members with vision loss.

Running time: 52 minutes

Admission is FREE. Doors open at 12:15.

Seating and descriptive equipment is available on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive early.

Here’s a clip from the film of the family ice skating.