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Cameraperson

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Cameraperson

Directed by Kirsten Johnson

  • USA 2016; 102 min
  • Original version: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Dari
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Golden Gate Documentary Award - San Francisco IFF
    • Grand Jury Award - Sheffield Doc/Fest

  • From the director of LORD OF OBSTACLES presented at CPH:FORUM

Synopsis

Kirsten Johnson is the woman behind the camera who shot some of the most memorable documentaries to have played at the Sundance Film Festival. This year, she presents an extraordinary and deeply poetic documentary of her own, which investigates what it means to film and be filmed. As a visually radical memoir, CAMERAPERSON draws on the remarkable footage that Johnson has shot and reframes it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her. What emerges is an elegant meditation on the relationship between truth and the camera frame, as Johnson transforms scenes that have been presented on Festival screens as one kind of truth into another kind of story—one about personal journey, craft, and direct human connection.

Production

  • BIG MOUTH PRODUCTIONS

     

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