Dogwoof is proud the share the news of our latest acquisition is the astounding Cameraperson from director Kirsten Johnson. The film was a hit at festivals winning many awards including the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest and The Special Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at RiverRun International Film Festival. Cameraperson was also recently nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards alongside our film Weiner. The film will see a theatrical release on 25 January 2017.
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 twenty-five-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.