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Kirsten Johnson | Director of Dick Johnson is Dead and Cameraperson

Season 1, Ep. 9

In this episode, June is joined by Kirsten Johnson, a long-time cinematographer and documentary filmmaker who received widespread critical acclaim for her two most recent movies as director Cameraperson (2016) and Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020). Through the lens of three films that consider what it means to document life, death and the world around us, Kirsten discusses a range of topics from the intensely political to the intensely personal. 


Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. 


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SHOW NOTES


Man With A Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov) Watch on Docsville in the UK & MUBI in the US

This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi) Rent via Prime Video in the UK & Watch on Kanopy in the US

No Home Movie (2015, Chantal Akerman) Rent via BFI Player in the UK & Watch on MUBI in the US

Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson) Rent via Prime Video, Google Play & iTunes in the UK & Watch on The Criterion Channel in the US

Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson) Watch on Netflix



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The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.

Hosted by June Jennings

Produced by Nicole Davis and Annie Hughes

Executive produced by Paul Woolf

Music by Dusty Decks

Edited by Content is Queen

Artwork by Nash Kasic

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Season 1, Ep. 8
On this episode of The Doc Exchange, June Jennings is joined by Catherine Bray, a commissioner, producer and writer-director, whose most recent credits include two hour-long essays films for BBC Arts: Meet the Family and Guilt-Free Pleasures. Together they interrogate the theme of performance, constructed reality and fabrication and how this can alter our sense of what ‘counts’ as documentary.Welcome to The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast, where your favourite non-fiction filmmakers reveal the documentaries that have had a lasting impact on their lives and careers. ***SHOW NOTESFraud (2016, Dean Fleischer-Camp) // Watch on Kanopy in the US Under the Sun (2016, Vitaly Mansky) // Watch on Ovid in the USCasting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green) // Watch on Netflix How To with John Wilson (2020, John Wilson) // Watch on HBO Max Guilt-Free Pleasures (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UKMeet the Family (2020, Catherine Bray) // Watch on BBC iPlayer in the UKFish Story (2017, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on VimeoLasting Marks (2018, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on VimeoBeyond Clueless (2014, Charlie Shackleton) // Watch on Vimeo***The Doc Exchange: A Real Stories Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production in partnership with The Grierson Trust.Hosted by June JenningsProduced by Nicole Davis and Annie HughesExecutive produced by Paul WoolfMusic by Dusty DecksEdited by Content is QueenArtwork by Nash Kasic