I Didn't See You There

The Hottest Docs
  • a person in front of a circus tent


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Nov 21, 2022 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 26, 2022 6:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Reid Davenport


*Screening with open captions on Saturday, November 26, 6:00 p.m.

Winner - Directing Award - U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2022

Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into an unflinching meditation on spectacle, (in)visibility and the corrosive legacy of the Freak Show. Shot entirely from director Reid Davenport's physical perspective—mounted to his wheelchair or handheld—the film serves as an unequivocal rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. I Didn't See You There expands on the tradition of point-of-view cinema by incorporating a disabled aesthetic generated through Davenport's own embodiment.

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Reid Davenport after the screening.

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