The Sensation of Sight is a 2006 drama about a schoolteacher, Finn (David Strathairn), who is devastated by a unseen tragedy involving one of his students. He is so shaken by the event that he quits his job, leaves his wife and family, and roams the streets selling encyclopedias out a wagon. He seems unconcerned about the effect this choice has on his family. While wandering the streets, he meets a struggling single mother (Jane Adams), and a girl (Elisabeth Waterson) and her father(Scott Wilson), both mourning the loss of his wife. He also takes up with a loner (Ian Somerhalder), facing mysterious traumas of his own. Mixing reality with fantasy, eventually all the lives of these grieving characters intersect. The film eventually reveals what drove Finn to the streets, in a series of black and white flashbacks. The Sensation of Sight was written and directed by first-time filmmaker Aaron Weiderspahn.