Director Kirsten Johnson during the filming of the documentary 'Cameraperson.' Janus Films via AP

Filming Death and Living to Tell the Tale: Interview With Documentarian Kirsten Johnson

For decades documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson ventured into killing fields and loci of strife. Her latest effort consists entirely of footage that was previously left on her cutting-room floor.

“She sees everything around me, but she is totally blind. That’s the image of the philosopher who falls in the well, while looking at the stars.”

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