With Our Eyes
With Our Eyes
An unique show for ordinary people
With Our Eyes is an award-winning and one-of-kind TV series produced for the Icelandic general broadcasting market. In the series, a group of people with mental disability get an opportunity to create a TV series, where the individuals have roles in front of and behind the camera, assisted by experienced professionals.
The series is broadcasted at the Icelandic National Television (RUV). Each series is comprised up of six thirty-minute episodes, where social issues, relating equally to the disabled and healthy people, are investigated and discussed. The special feature of the series is to demonstrate the society from the point of view of the disabled, usually in their sincere and straight forward manner, which has in turn attracted new and unprecedented enthusiasm among Icelandic television viewers. The series With Our Eyes has won a number of nominations and awards, such as “The Edda” in 2016, for the best cultural TV series. Other awards have been received from Throskahjalp – National association of intellectual disabilities, The Organisation of Disabled in Iceland and Reykjavik Human rigths rewards. The goal of the producer of the series is to show how diverse our society is. In this regard, it is important to allow all voices of the society to be heard. Discrimination should not be allowed to inhibit the mentally disabled to have access to the country’s strongest medium; it must be the role of the medium to attract all voices of society! The crew of the series has gained extensive experience in the last seven years and have become more proficient in executing their projects. The content of the episodes has matured and the program as whole has become more refined. The formula of the series has been discovered; people with mental disability have gained more respect in the society – with their sincerity they have been able to create an unparalleled TV series that bring out the best and most beautiful in each interviewer, whether he is a disabled artist or athlete or one of the country’s most renowned leaders.
The series With Our Eyes is an unique innovation in the history of TV.