AIFF on the Small Screen: Cameraperson


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102 minutes
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Year: AIFF2016
Country: USA
Known for her outstanding cinematography in films such as CITIZENFOUR, INVISIBLE WAR (AIFF12), and FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Kirsten Johnson now turns the camera on herself, reframing the remarkable and varied footage she has shot from around the world over 25 years into a deeply poetic visual memoir. She appraises the relationship between truth and what the camera sees by juxtaposing scenes from documentaries with intimate views of her own children and aging mother, transforming them into a meditation on memory and human connection. Her footage reveals an intensely personal story while questioning the power of the camera to illuminate and intrude.