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Four Eyes

1-hour TV and Feature Documentary (48 min.)
International co-production with AVRO TV, the Netherlands

Producer/Director: Ian Thompson
Producer/Writer: Karen Hanson
Producer: Marc Cohen
Starring: Mel Rapp

Guided by preeminent Canadian designer Mel Rapp, "Four Eyes" is a pop-cultural journey through the eyewear industry from its utilitarian origins to its rise into high fashion and, ultimately, to its projected demise with the advent of new surgeries and bio-robotics. Part celebration, part requiem, this is the first and only full-length documentary about an invention that dates back over 700 years and whose design has been influenced as much by the prevailing zeitgeist as by new technologies.