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Cameraperson

by Kirsten Johnson Documentary 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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