Trailer

About the documentary film “The Hands Touch the World"(2022)

Aldo Grassini and Daniela Bottegoni are visually impaired couple, who live in Ancona, Marche Italy. They have traveled more than 80 countries, always loved traveling and encountering various cultures around the world. For Aldo and Daniela, the way of knowing different cultures is through touching with their hands. For visually impaired people, the tactile experience “touching with hands” is their way of seeing.

However, there was one place, they were not able to touch, which were the art museums. The main role of art museums is to collect, preserve and exhibit. In order to pass on art works to the next generation, the art works must be appreciated visually from a distance.

Since the most art museums do not allow them to touch, Aldo and Daniela decied to create their own art museum enabling visually impaired people to appreciate art works through the tactile experience. So the Museo Tattile Omero was founded in 1993 by the support of region of Marche and the association of visually impaired and it became the National museum “Museo Tattile Stattale Omero” in 1999. Now the art museum is open to all people.

This documentary film has been filmed and created by a curator in Japan, who has been moved by the story of Aldo and Daniela, wanting to share the story of a couple who never gave up to realize their dream to make art works accessible to everyone.

  • アルド・グラッシーニと妻のダニエラ・ボッテゴニが楽器を演奏する写真
  • オメロ触覚美術館の写真
  • アルド・グラッシーニと妻のダニエラ・ボッテゴニが肩を抱き寄せる写真

Screening Schedule

  • 直方谷尾美術館(福岡県)

Past Screenings
  • Finished

    Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum

  • Finished

    National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

  • Finished

    The National Art Center, Tokyo

  • Finished

    Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum

  • Finished

    CINEMA Chupki TABATA

  • Finished

    Tokyo Metropolitan University

  • Finished

    Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery ATLIA

  • Finished

    Meiji Gakuin University, Shirokane Campus

  • Finished

    Itabashi Art Museum

  • Finished

    Cine Grulla

  • Finished

    Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

  • Finished

    Teatro delle Muse sala ridotto (Ancona, Italy)

  • Finished

    MuSA (Pietrasanta, Italy)

  • Finished

    Tokiwa Lake Hall Art Gallery

  • Finished

    Kinan Art Week

  • Finished

    Yamanashi Prefectural Library

  • Finished

    Tohoku University of Art & Design

  • Finished

    Yamagata Creative City Center Q1

  • Finished

    Borderless Art Museum NO-MA

  • Finished

    Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures

  • Finished

    Art Environment Support Forum “The Hands Touching The World”, Wed, December 13, 2023

  • Finished

    Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

  • Finished

    Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

  • Finished

    Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture

    「ひと・ほんの庭 にこっと」

Aiming for a Universal Film

To ensure that everyone, including the visually and hearing impaired, can view the film with ease, a verbal description of the film (audio description) and Japanese subtitles are provided with the cooperation of CINEMA Chupki TABATA.

Information

Year
2022
Country
Japan
Time
60min
Language
Japanese, Italian
Director/Cinematographer
Koko Okano
Editing
Yuzuru Hayakawa(polepoletimes.jp
Assistant Director
Marco Campagna
Subtitle Translation
Naome Asaoka
Soundtrack
Umitaro Abe、Maki Nakano/Yann Pittard
Graphic Design
Kouji Ise、Ai Komagata
web site
Rui Ishiguro(gm projects
Still
Koko Okano
Film Production
pangolin arte
Filming Cooperation
Museo Tattile Omero,MART,Pole Pole Times,Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum

Director's Profile

Koko Okano

Born in 1973. Graduated with the Master of Science in Museum Education(Bank Street College of Education),Master of Education in Art and Art Education(Teachers College, Columbia University).She has organized various exhibitions such as "The Sense of Wonder: into another garden" and "Everybody Needs a Rock :seeing the world through the eyes and hands"(Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum).She has been researching the possibility of museum education through various senses.

Contact

For inquiries about this film, please contact us at the following e-mail address
contact@le-mani.com