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I Didn't See You There Unclassified 15+

Director: Reid Davenport
Origin: USA (2022)
Language: English

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Winner of Sundance’s US Documentary Directing Award, this formidable, deeply personal piece of filmmaking inhabits the perspective of disability.

When a circus tent goes up near the Oakland apartment of filmmaker Reid Davenport, who has cerebral palsy, he is compelled to consider the history and legacy of the ‘freak show’ – and the ways in which the disability community has either attracted an unwanted gaze or been rendered invisible by society. Shooting from his wheelchair, Davenport sets out to make a film about how he sees the world, taking the audience inside his experience as a disabled artist.

The images captured in I Didn’t See You There are both profound and disorientating – from Davenport’s lowered vantage point, the camera catches glimpses of a cloudless sky, an obstructed ramp or an abstracted pavement, sometimes to a frenzied percussive score – resulting in a mesmerising, rhythmic assembly of sound and vision. Powerfully embodying the link between subjectivity and societal (dis)advantage, this exemplar of empathetic art-making asks us to consider everyday life from a perspective too often neglected or misunderstood.

“Certainly one of the most personal stories from this year … First-person poetry in captivating motion, expressed with a singular, assured artistic voice.” – RogerEbert.com


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Please note: The Thursday 18 August session will screen with Open Captions. Click here to find out more about Access at MIFF 70.

Tickets

Sun 07 Aug 11:15 am [16141]
Kino 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Stream from
11-28th Aug
[40374]
MIFF Play
Sat 13 Aug 11:00 am [13451]
ACMI 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Thu 18 Aug 6:15 pm [14741]
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessOpen Caption icon

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Director
Reid Davenport
Producer
Keith Wilson
Cinematographer
Reid Davenport
Editor
Todd Chandler
Premiere Status
Victorian Premiere

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