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Cameraperson ()


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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.

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Jacques Derrida ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
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Herself
Roger Phenix ...
Himself

Directed by

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Kirsten Johnson

Written by

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Doris Baizley ... (consulting writer)
 
Lisa Freedman ... (consulting writer)

Produced by

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Joslyn Barnes ... consulting producer
Katy Chevigny ... consulting producer
Brenda Coughlin ... consulting producer
Abigail Disney ... executive producer
Kirsten Johnson ... producer
Marilyn Ness ... producer
Gini Reticker ... executive producer
Danielle Varga ... co-producer
Amy Ziering ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Kirsten Johnson

Film Editing by

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Nels Bangerter
Amanda Laws ... co-editor

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Steph Ching ... assistant editor
Matt Cowan ... assistant editor
Carol Dysinger ... consulting editor
Su Kim ... post production consultant
Amanda Laws ... co-editor
Jonathan Oppenheim ... consulting editor
Pola Rapaport ... consulting editor
David Teague ... consulting editor
Nick Thompson ... post-production assistant
Nick Thompson ... assistant editor
Cliff Wilson ... assistant editor

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Pete Horner ... re-recording mixer
David Matorin ... Additional Post Production Sound
Eric Milano ... re-recording mixer / sound edit and design
Pete Horner ... sound designer (uncredited)
Dmitri Makarov ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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David Tecson ... graphics and titles

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Doris Baizley ... consulting writer
Lisa Freedman ... consulting writer
Gabriella Gallus ... production assistant
Ariel J. Greenberg ... production: legal (as Ariel Greenberg)
Marc H. Simon ... fair use & distribution legal
Kelley Trotter ... bookkeeper

Thanks

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Rachel Beth Anderson ... thanks
Joe Basile ... thanks
Irit Batrsy ... thanks
Gary Belkin ... special thanks
Lisa Belkin ... thanks
Wellington Bowler ... very special thanks
Iyabo Boyd ... special thanks
Clara Buell ... thanks
Bruni Burres ... special thanks
Sheila Colon ... very special thanks
Carl Deal ... special thanks
Chase Deforest ... very special thanks
Sara Dosa ... special thanks
Mona Eldaief ... special thanks
Wendy Ettinger ... special thanks
Julie Goldman ... special thanks
Nadia Hallgren ... special thanks
Ruth Ann Harnisch ... special thanks
Pierre Hauser ... special thanks
Carol Hayes ... special thanks
Judith Helfand ... special thanks
Tracie Holder ... special thanks
Elaine Hui ... special thanks
C. Richard Johnson ... very special thanks
Kirk Johnson ... very special thanks
Judy Karp ... very special thanks
Lisa Kleiner-Chanoff ... special thanks
Juli Kobayashi ... special thanks
Barbara Kopple ... thanks
Marta Kowalska-Bida ... very special thanks
Lauren Larkin ... special thanks
Doug Lenox ... thanks
Tia Lessin ... special thanks
Rebecca Lichtenfeld ... special thanks
Melody London ... thanks
Robin McKenna ... special thanks
Cara Mertes ... special thanks
Sean O'Neil ... very special thanks
Julie Parker Benello ... special thanks
Laura Poitras ... special thanks
Jenny Raymond ... special thanks
Carmenza Rodriguez ... very special thanks
Laurie Rosenwald ... special thanks
Ira Sachs ... very special thanks
Mohamed Siam ... special thanks
Paul Sowah ... thanks
Tony Tabatznik ... special thanks
Boris Torres ... very special thanks
Kat Vecchio ... special thanks
Chip Wass ... special thanks
Marco Williams ... thanks
Roger Ross Williams ... thanks
Jenni Wolfson ... special thanks
Lindsey Taylor Wood ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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 Janus Films

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Also Known As
  • Оператор (Ukraine)
  • A kamera mögött (Hungary)
  • Kamerainsan (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 102 min
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Opening Weekend United States $12,760, 11 Sep 2016

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