Agoriad Llygad - S4C
A personal and powerful portrait of singer Bethan Richards
as she attempts to come to terms with living her life with a severe visual
impairment. Her brother, the director Dylan Richards, helps her tell her story
before she loses her sight completely.
From the director/producer Dylan Wyn Richards…
Bethan Richards is almost completely blind, she is also my
As far back as I can remember, she has suffered from
terrible eyesight. Ever since childhood she has attempted to conceal it form
the world and I have never really, truly understood to what extend she has
suffered, both physically and emotionally.
Bethan was born with severe glaucoma, as a result of several
operations, including three attempted cornea transplants, the most she can now
see are shapes and colours. She is also in constant pain. Her sight is
deteriorating to such a degree that she will soon have to face the terrible
inevitability of losing her sight completely.
Agoriad Llygad follows Bethan’s hopes and fears as
she prepares for a world without vision. She will need to learn to rely on a
guide cane and her guide dog Betsi in order to do the everyday things most of
us take for granted. But as a working mother of two young children, life has to
carry on, however challenging.
This is a seminal period in her life, and I will be there to