27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere

All Light, Everywhere

director: Theo Anthony, Theo Anthony
original title: All Light, Everywhere
country: United States
year: 2021
running time: 109 min.


A multi-layered documentary odyssey exploring the possibilities of seeing and being seen in a society that both oversees and is itself overseen. The film introduces the viewer to America's largest company producing police bodycams and tasers, presents a history of the development of audio-visual recording devices and weapons, and takes a bird's eye view of Baltimore citizens' debates about how to reduce crime through bird's-eye view monitoring. Is the human eye or the camera lens more objective? The film oscillates between investigative journalism and philosophical video essay, revealing the limits of individual freedom in an age of constant surveillance.

„As a filmmaker especially, in my position, it’s my worst fear that something that I make would end up reinforcing the very thing that I’m critiquing.“ (Theo Anthony)


American director and cinematographer Theo Anthony (1989) explores contemporary American socio-political issues in his experimental documentary work. His film Rat Film (2016) was nominated in the 2017 Gotham Awards and the 2018 Cinema Eyes Honors. All Light, Everywhere won an award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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director: Theo Anthony, Theo Anthony
producer: Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Jonna McKone
script: Theo Anthony
skladatel: Dan Deacon
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