To celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, we’ll be screening Kirsten Johnson’s documentary Cameraperson. This screening will be supporting Plan International UK, a charity focussed on giving girls equal opportunities and tackling real issues that girls and women face every day.
For 25 years American cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has roamed the globe for some of the documentary world’s biggest directors, including Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) and Laura Poitras (Citizenfour). Cameraperson originated in 2009 when Johnson travelled to Afghanistan to make a film about schools for women and girls. This original work weaves a rich tapestry of footage; through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image-maker and their subject, 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.
“An absorbing, challenging creation.”
✮✮✮✮✮ – The Guardian
Cameraperson – Wednesday 8 March
- Little Theatre Cinema, Bath – 18.15
- Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – 18.15
- Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton – 18.15
- Cameo, Edinburgh – 18.30
- Cinema City, Norwich – 18.15
- City Screen, York – 18.20
- Crouch End Picturehouse – 21.00
- Gate Picturehouse – 18.30
- Greenwich Picturehouse – 18.30
- Harbour Lights, Southampton – 18.15
- Picturehouse Central – 18.30
- Regal Picturehouse, Henley on Thames – 20.45
- Ritzy, Brixton – 18.30
- Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – 18.00
We are supporting Plan International UK on International Women’s Day with the screening of Cameraperson.
Girls aren’t weak. They’re braver than you know. Child marriage. Harassment. Sexual violence. They face it all. But as brave as they are, they still need our support. Join Plan International UK this International Women’s Day and help end the prejudices that threaten girls’ safety – and their lives. Click here to find out more about the Because I am a Girl campaign.