Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson on location
Part of the series Bureau of Feminism


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A boxing match in Brooklyn, the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife, an intimate family moment at home: Cameraperson weaves these scenes and others into a tapestry of footage captured over the 25-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Combining documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is a glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey. (2016, dir. Kirsten Johnson, English, Bosnian, Arabic, Dari, Hausa, and Fur, with English subtitles, 102 min.)

A Q&A with director Kirsten Johnson follows the screening.

This program is part of the Hammer's Bureau of Feminism initiative.

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