Cameraperson

International Panorama
Kirsten Johnson
USA
2016
100min
English, Bosnian, Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Fur

Kirsten Johnson, having shot dozens of essential documentaries, is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today. Cameraperson is a deeply poetic film of her own; it reframes footage Johnson shot over twenty-five years in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have affected her personally. What emerges is an elegant meditation on the relationship between storytelling and the camera frame, as Johnson transforms scenes that have been presented in other directors' films, as one reflection of truth, into another kind of story — one about personal journey, craft, and direct human connection.

Projections: 
11.15. Wednesday 18:00
Kino
English Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 16:30
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Kirsten Johnson
Marilyn Ness
Co-producer: 
Danielle Varga
Editor: 
Nels Bangerter
Camera: 
Kirsten Johnson
Sound: 
Eric Milano
Music: 
Kathryn Bostic / Wellington Bowler&Carla Kihlstedt / Dino Rešidbegović, Omer Blentic, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra / Syzygys, Hitomi Shimizu & Hiromi Nishida
Distribution info: 
Cat&docs, Maelle
Awards: 
Sheffield International Documentary Festival - Grand Jury Award (2016)
San Francisco International Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature (2016)
Munich International Documentary Festival - ARRI AMIRA Award (2017)