Directed by Tran T. Kim-Trang • 1992 • United States
The introductory title to The Blindness Series, ALETHEIA presents an indexing of categories investigating different aspects of blindness as metaphor. Stylistic preference for the techniques and conventions of MTV, and American television in general, provides the means to create connections among the categories of cosmetic surgery, sexuality, technology, language, hysterical blindness, and actual blindness.
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Directed by Tran T. Kim-Trang • 2006 • United States
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Directed by Tran T. Kim-Trang • 1993 • United States
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Directed by Tran T. Kim-Trang • 2002 • United States
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