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Cameraperson

by Kirsten Johnson International Documentary Film / Competition

„She sees everything, we are blind“, says the philosopher Jacques Derrida about the person who accompanies him wherever he goes. Kirsten Johnson has been travelling the world as a camerawoman for the past 25 years: she criss-crossed America with Michael Moore collecting images for FAHRENHEIT 9/11, filmed in the crisis-hit Sudan for DARFUR NOW and visited victims of the Bosnian War for I CAME TO TESTIFY. As poetic as it is emotional, the collage film CAMERAPERSON reveals what none of these films can: what moves the woman behind the camera, the encounters that arose and how the world looks through a viewfinder. What does it mean to film? Or to be filmed? The look of a newborn baby gasping for air, the emotions of a boxer after losing a fight, laughing children tapping on the microphone. CAMERAPERSON is a deeply moving essay about filmmaking and the absurdity that is called life.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: USA, 2016
  • Runtime: 102 Min
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Dari, Bosnian, Hausa, Fur
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Kirsten Johnson
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  • Cinematography: Kirsten Johnson
  • Editor: Nels Bangerter
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  • Producers: Kirsten Johnson, Marilyn Ness
  • Co-Producer: Danielle Varga
  • Executive Producers: Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker
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  • Production Company: Big Mouth Productions
  • World Sales: Cat & Docs
  • www.camerapersonfilm.com
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