My Body, Your Body, Our Bodies: Somatic Cinema at Home and in the World - A Lecture by Lynne Sachs (2020)

  • 2020
  • Documentary
  • 1h 23m

How do we negotiate the photographing of images that contain the body? What experiential, political or aesthetic contingencies do we bring to both the making and viewing of a cinema that contains the human form? If a body is different from our own—in terms of gender, skin colour, or age—do we frame it differently?

New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs guides us through her own evolution as a filmmaker by sharing excerpts from her films, from 1987 to the present, exploring the fraught and bewildering challenge of looking at the human form from behind the lens.