Say Something - The Jim Fidler Story
Listen to Lillian's interview with Todd O'Brien, CBC, June 2, 2017
Before going completely blind at the age of 9 and having to leave his Newfoundland home, Jim reached out to his favorite children's entertainer, Uncle Bobby, who flew to Newfoundland to interview Jim for W5, a CTV programme.
In this interview he directs his voice to those listening and says: “Just because you’re blind doesn’t mean you can’t do anything.” This is the philosophy that would guide his own life and in this film we will illustrate how true these words are.
The film will demonstrate how a creatively driven, talented person can overcome the isolation imposed by a disability, through sheer determination. This is a story of a boy who faced the biggest challenge of his life, embraced it and by doing so was able to inspire others.
The film will be infused with music, culture and history and will illustrate that life is truly much stranger than fiction! Other special musical guests will include: Alan Doyle, Eddy Grant, The Ennis Sisters, Darrell Power, Colleen Power, Dave Panting, Eamonn Dillon (Nashville), McGuiness Kitchen (Minnisota), Lindsay Ferguson (Switzerland), The Mudmen (Ontario), James McKie (Nova Scotia) and more!