Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, Subject, a thought-provoking documentary about documentaries exploring the POV of their participants, will World Premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, in the festival’s Documentary Competition section.
Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries The Staircase, Hoop Dreams, The Wolfpack, Capturing the Friedmans, and The Square. These erstwhile documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope. Also featuring commentary from influential names in the doc world, the film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” Subject urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.
The documentary stars Arthur Agee, Ahmed Hassan, Margie Ratliff, Michael Peterson, Mukunda Angulo, Jesse Friedman, Elaine Friedman, Lisa Walsh, and Susanne Reisenbichler.
Also featured in the documentary are Kirsten Johnson, Bing Liu, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers, Sonya Childress, Assia Boundaoui, and more.