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FMTV - Vision - Seeing Is Believing

Vision - Seeing Is Believing

Runtime: 19m 59s | Release date: 2018

Jim Hansel is one of the most collected artists in North America. He is renowned for his paintings of nature, landscapes and Americana. He is not your ordinary artist. His story comes with a fascinating twist: he is legally blind. When he was a boy, he was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a form of macular degeneration that affects children and young adults.

While Jim cannot make out a person’s face from a foot away, he has a remarkable vision for the paintings he creates. His resilience and perseverance enabled him to continue to stay on top of his game, creating new paintings every year. He does this with technology that allows him to see the details of each brush stroke, resulting in amazing works of art.

Over the course of a year, filmmaker Mark Anderson documented the creation of Hansel's "Home of the Brave" painting, from its inspiration in a small Minnesota town, through the very first touch of brush to canvas, to the final steps of framing and presentation. Anderson accompanied Hansel to Mayo Clinic and sat in on a conference with his world-renowned ophthalmologist.

“Vision came from within, and it was just a matter of bringing it into reality, inch by inch, on a blank canvas.” — Jim Hansel

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Gloria Roldan | 1 week, 3 days ago
This video has brought tears to my eyes. My retina on my left eye detached when I was 39 years old. I know the feeling one feels when you go to see the specialist. Thank you for sharing this awesome inspiring video.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 week, 3 days ago
You're very much welcome Gloria! So happy to hear you were inspired by this documentary ❤ ~ Iris
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Ahmed Osmani | 1 week, 3 days ago
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi Ahmed, we would love to help you out! Please feel free to email us at info@fmtv.com if you need any assistance and we will get back to you straight away :) ~ Iris
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Linda Warby | 1 week, 4 days ago
What faith....never give up!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 week, 4 days ago
Indeed! Thanks for watching Linda! ❤ ~ Iris
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Julie Every | 3 weeks ago
Faith, loving family, and tenacity create beautiful paintings. A real inspiration. Thanks.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Well said, Julie! Thanks for watching! ❤ ~ Iris
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Valerie Meyers | 3 weeks ago
Beautiful, what talent. Going through a rough time in my life, this man Jim Hansel has inspired me to keep trying and not to give up hope.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 3 weeks ago
A very inspirational man. Thank you for sharing your feedback, Valerie :) ~ Joyce
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