Evening Standard - ES Magazine
THE DOUBLE FEATURE
Deeper Into Movies’ Steven Hanley pairs recent and past masterpieces for the perfect double bill. @deepermovies
ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE (2021) and WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009)
This week we explore the digital age and privacy. Theo Anthony’s fascinating essay film All Light, Everywhere is a kaleidoscopic documentary that delves deep into the birth of the camera up to today’s use of surveillance, from the earliest film clips to modern police body cams. It exposes the uneasy relationship between technology, surveillance and recording, leaving you with plenty of food for thought albeit a lot of troubling Orwellian feelings. Get your doc on by checking out the work of Ondi Timoner, who followed up her hit music documentary DIG! (2004) with We Live in Public. In 1999, internet entrepreneur Josh Harris (part genius, part unhinged exhibitionist) recruited dozens of young people to live in tiny underground ‘apartments’ for weeks while every movement was broadcast online. A year before Big Brother and long before Instagram Live, We Live in Public remains a disturbing, fascinating study of the infancy of the internet and how social media would change our lives.