A Nice Pairing of Portraits

Filmmaker Christine Schmitthenner's beatiful, contemplative portrait of zen monk Hyon Gak Sunim.

A dramatized portrait of writer and theologian John Hull. The short film is based on a series of sound diaries Mr. Hull recorded on the process of going blind. His description of rain is just stunning. Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Filmmakers. Read more about the project on the New York Times site. Really great stuff.