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Directed by: Kirsten Johnson
Runtime: 1hr 42min Year: 2016
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Directed by: Kirsten Johnson
Runtime: 1hr 42min Year: 2016
Country: United States
Last Screened: Thu 23rd Feb 2017

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.​

“… 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.