Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.
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 collected 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 hybrid 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.Written by
A bunch of out takes and unused footage does not make a good film
Although the camera work itself was good the film itself lacked any real direction. Just a bunch of unused footage slapped together. Jumping from one scene to the next with no real explanation as to what the next piece is about (although it eventually becomes apparent what is going on in each scene after watching for a bit). To me it just had the feel of something thrown together to try and make a bit of coin for the director, i.e the "Cameraperson"
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