Camilla Hall

Award-Winning Documentary Film Director and Executive Producer
November 6, 2023 - 7:00pm
Film Screening: SUBJECT (2022)
School of Art, Room 204 See map
36 Edgewood Ave.

Q&A to follow

About Camilla Hall

SUBJECT explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries The Staircase, Hoop Dreams, The Wolfpack, Capturing the Friedmans, and The Square. These erstwhile documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope. Also featuring commentary from such influential names in the doc world as Kirsten Johnson, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers and Sonya Childress, the film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” Subject urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.

“It’s thought-provoking stuff, which also explores our own role, as audience members, in the voracious demand for other people’s stories,” The Observer writes. “[An] insightful ethical exploration,” IndieWire says. And The Hollywood Reporter calls it, “A documentary dork’s delight.”