The Jim Fidler Story
In 1973 at the age of 9, Jim lost his sight and had to leave his Newfoundland home to attend the School for the Blind in Halifax. Before leaving, he reached out to his favorite children's entertainer, Uncle Bobby, who flew from Toronto to Newfoundland to interview him for a national television program.
In the interview little Jimmy directs his voice to those listening and says: “Just because you’re blind doesn’t mean you can’t do anything.” That is the philosophy that would guide his life from then on.
This is a story of a boy who faced a huge challenge, embraced it and by doing so was able to inspire others.
The film is infused with Jim's original music and features other musicians including: Alan Doyle, Terry Kelly, Darrell Power, Sean McCann, Colleen Power, Dave Panting, Scott Graham, Eamonn Dillon (Nashville), McGuiness Kitchen (Minnesota), Lindsay Ferguson (Switzerland), The Mudmen (Ontario), and more!
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