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All Light, Everywhere (12A)

All Light Everywhere

Theo Anthony's third feature re-evaluates the notion of 'objectivity' in nonfiction film, drawing connections between colonial photographic methods of the 19th century and modern police technologies.

An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.

As spectators, we are urged to consider – as in the case of police body cameras, for instance – what is subjective or objective in any given viewpoint. Have smartphones, in the hands of bystanders, allowed for a more democratic holding-to-account of police brutality? All Light, Everywhere questions and reimagines the very idea of the ‘objective lens’, positioning the camera as a weapon for both the oppressors and the oppressed.

US 2021 dir Theo Anthony 105 min

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