Show Me Other Places

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Show Me Other Places

12 mins | Sri Lanka, United States | 2021

Director: Rajee Samarasinghe
Producer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Screenwriter: Rajee Samarasinghe
Editor: Rajee Samarasinghe
Cinematographer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Cast: Delini Malka Samarasinghe
Genre Tags: experimental, documentary
Release Year: 2021
Language: English (United States)
Country: Sri Lanka, United States
Genre: Documentary,International,Short Film,Experimental,Art,BIPOC,New Media

At the center of this film is a Sri Lankan woman accessing other places in digital form, while situated in her own physical reality. Navigating through a multitude of spaces from the natural world to man-made environments as well as virtual planes, traditional relationships between the creator, the tool, and the subject are questioned, shattered and reconstructed. Reflecting on my own practice as a filmmaker working in non-fiction, the film takes a collage-like approach to examining issues around representation, verisimilitude, the ethnographic image, and the limitations of the form itself. Shot on seven different cameras (and a video synthesizer) on both film and video over the course of a decade in Sri Lanka, China, and the United States, I delve into some of my fundamental curiosities as a filmmaker.