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October 24, 2017
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October 25, 2017
What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person, and what does it do to the one who films?
Join us for a documentary screening and discussion with director Kirsten Johnson, an award winning documentary filmmaker and professor at NYU.
The screening will be held in the Johnson Center Cinema at the Fairfax Campus on Tuesday, October 24th at 4:30 pm.
This event is co-presented with the Film and Media Studies (FAMS) department at Mason. Take a look at a description of the event below!
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 captured over the 25-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 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.
This event is free and open to the public. Look forward to seeing you all there!