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Cameras, weapons, algorithms, policing, surveillance—some of these inched their way into our lives, while others barged in and became so ubiquitous until it seems they have always been here. Theo Anthony (Rat Film) explores the social and historical developments that tie these concepts together. He starts with the invention of the camera in the 19th century and winds his way through occupation, oppression, and colonialism—and the technologies created to justify them. He ends up examining some of the newer inventions, like the body camera and the taser (both developed by Axon) and showing how innovation seemingly meant to protect us effectively erodes our civil rights. Seeded throughout his journey are reminders that no representation is truly objective—whether rendered by a computer, captured on camera, or seen with our own eyes. We always (always!) have a blind spot.

Previous Festivals: Sundance, Sheffield Doc/, CPH:DOX, True/False, New Directors/New Films

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 01.07 | 18:45 | Cinematheque 1
  • Fri 02.07 | 21:00 | Cinematheque 2
  • Thu 08.07 | 20:00 | Webinars
  • Sat 10.07 | 18:45 | Cinematheque 4
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Thu 08.07 at 20:00

Theo Anthony is a filmmaker based in Baltimore and Upstate New York. His first feature documentary, RAT FILM, premiered international at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival and domestically at the 2017 True/False Film Festival. It has received wide critical acclaim, and was nominated for a 2017 Gotham award for Best Documentary Feature film as well as Cinema Eye Honors for Best Debut Feature. The film was theatrically released and was featured on PBS’ Independent Lens Series in early 2018. Theo is the recipient of the 2018 Sundance Art of Non- Fiction Fellowship and the 2019 Sundance and Simons Foundation Science Sandbox Fellowship. In 2015, he was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His latest film SUBJECT TO REVIEW, for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is Theo’s second feature length film and his first film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

Production: Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Jonna Mckone, Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, David Dolby, Natasha Dolby, Tim Nash
Production Company: Memory, Sandbox Films
Cinematography: Corey Hughes
Sound Design: Udit Duseja
Music: Dan Deacon