Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility.  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.


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2022 / 76 min

Directed by Reid Davenport
Produced by Keith Wilson
Edited by Todd Chandler
Executive Produced by Alysa Nahmias, Dawn Bonder, Marci Wiseman, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, and Andy Hsieh

In association with Breezy Circle, AJNA Films,
and XTR

Distributed by POV on PBS 


Supported by: Sundance Institute, Doc Society, Bay Area Video Coalition, Points North Institute, Creative Capital, Big Sky Documentary DocShop Filmmaker’s Forum, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, California Humanities, NBC News Original Voices Fellowship, Berkeley Film Foundation, American Stories Documentary Fund

Awards & Festivals” 
Sundance Film Festival, Winner: U.S. Documentary Directing Award
Full Frame Film Festival, Winner: Grand Jury Award
SFFILM Festival, Winner: McBaine Bay Area Documentary Award
True/False Film Festival
Hot Docs Film Festival
Rooftop Films NYC  

 
     
     
 

             
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