I made this for my MA in Film Archiving at the University of East Anglia (UK) using 16mm and 8mm footage I shot during a trip across the USA (2000) and living in Japan (1998-2001).

I was heavily influenced by the narrative style of Chris Marker's film, 'Sans Soleil' (my favourite film). The title is from Susan Sontag's 'On Photography'. I was reading John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing' at the time, too...

The script is a blend of my own thinking at the time but also paraphrases Marker, Berger and Sontag considerably. The music uses bits and pieces by John Cage. Sorry about the annoying buzz on the voice track.

Images are made available under a CC-BY-SA Copyleft license. Sound uses the work of others and cannot be licensed for re-use.

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