“Cameraperson” is the mesmerizing, Oscar short-listed memoir of Kirsten Johnson’s 25 years shooting documentaries in every corner of the globe. She was behind the lens for some of the most important and compelling documentaries of our time (Ted Braun’s “Darfur Now,” Laura Poitras’ “CitizenFour” and Kirby Dick’s “The Invisible War” amongst others) and she’s pulled moments from the raw footage of those films to create a moving, life-affirming experience that investigates the power of the camera. It’s the kind of seminal film you’ll want to own.
And if you want to own a copy, here’s what you do: Identify the documentary represented (some are really a stretch) by the crazy people in these pictures. Click on the image to enlarge. Choose from this list of 20 great films:
Fahrenheit 9/11..Nanook of the North…Marwencol…Grizzly Man…Gimme Shelter…Stop Making Sense…Spellbound…Metallica: Some Kind of Monster…Southern Comfort…Thin Blue Line…Man on Wire…Super Size Me…Blackfish…What Happened, Miss Simone?…Hoop Dreams…The Imposter…Jiro Dreams of Sushi…Searching for Sugarman…Man With a Movie Camera…Grey Gardens.
E-mail your answers with “Cameraperson Contest” in the title to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday, May 12th. Multiple correct answers may be possible. We’ll randomly pick 20 lucky winners from the people who get the most right. Judges’ decisions are final.
Thanks and good luck!