"For the past 25 years I've worked as a documentary cinematographer. I originally shot the following footage for other films, but here I ask you to see it as my memoir. These are the images that have marked me and leave me wondering still"--Opening frame.
Originally produced in 2016.
Special features: New high-definition digital master; Editing 'Cameraperson,' a new program featuring director Kirsten Johnson, producers Marilyn Ness and Danielle Varga, and editors Nels Bangerter and Amanda Laws; In the Service of the Film, a roundtable conversation with Johnson, producer Gini Reticker, and sound recordists Wellington Bowler and Judy Karp; Excerpts from two 2016 film festival talks with Johnson, including one between her and filmmaker Michael Moore; The Above, a 2015 short film by Johnson; Trailer; and an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda and reprinted writings by Johnson.
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A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.
In English, Bosnian, Arabic, Dari, Hausa, and Fur; with English subtitles.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.