Jun 17, 2010

Camera Camera


CAMERA, CAMERA - Trailer from malcolm murray on Vimeo.

From the press release,

CAMERA, CAMERA is a stunning new documentary that shows Laos through the fascination and confusion of a traveler's lens. The directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Malcolm Murray, the film was written and features interviews by journalist and author Michael Meyer, and was produced by New York Times staff photographer Josh Haner. Throughout CAMERA, CAMERA, Murray and Meyer recreate the experience of traveling in Laos, a fragile yet deceptively brutal world. From ancient temples to mountain villages, in jungles and on rivers, we see what travelers see and discover what they don’t as the plot moves deftly from the comical to the taboo, reveling in the experience of Laos and lingering on things left unsaid. CAMERA, CAMERA is a documentary for anyone who has traveled to or taken a photograph in a foreign country. The film quietly calls upon viewers to ponder the multifaceted and often ambiguous impacts of travel and photography on citizens of two worlds.

2 comments:

Siam said...

Seems like a much better film than the press release portrays. Wonder where though I can see it on the big screen or on disc?

I've liked films by westerners who come to Southeast Asia and don't find what they're looking for but find things that surprise them, and open their minds. I think of myself in that way.

Anyway, thanks for the tip. I'll see what I can track down.

Somchai said...

I don't think it is widely available yet. I'm hoping it comes out and is eventually at my local library or something.

I too was suprised and had my mind opened.