First Sight: Sonia & Anita

Jan. 1, 2014
About the Project

Blue Chalk traveled to India and documented the story of two sisters, both born blind, and followed them through the emotional process of receiving their surgeries and seeing for the first time. Working with a top-tier creative team including photographer Brent Stirton, cinematographer Robert Wilson, editor Greg Snider, music composer Tyler Strickland and executive producer Rob Finch, Blue Chalk created a short-form video in several different formats to support as well as a collection of high-quality still images. 

"This video of two sisters seeing for the first time will warm your heart." - Buzzfeed

“Watching as the girls view their surroundings for the first time is unforgettable.” Elite Daily

“Their reactions left us speechless.” First to Know

“Of the charity’s many success stories, the saga of Sonia and Anita was captured by filmmakers in what may be the most beautiful three-and-half-minute video ever made.” Mother Nature Network

“The moment when the bandages are removed is powerful beyond words.” Viral Forest

  • Brent Stirton/Getty Images, Co-Director
  • Robert Wilson, Co-Director
  • Greg Snider, Editor
  • Tyler Strickland, Music Composer
  • Drew Jordan, Motion Graphics
  • Rob Finch, Executive Producer
  • Catherine Yrisarri, Producer
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Still Photography
  • Post-Production