“... a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise on the nature and ethics of [Johnson’s] craft.” - Variety
★★★★★ "film and maker entwine in arresting cinematic collage" - The Guardian
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.
Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative.
A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
We're delighted to have Kirsten Johnson for a Q&A following the screening. She will also introduce the film, both via Skype.
Part of the Doc/Fest Picks weekend, featuring highlights from this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest. More info here.
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