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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In Post-Production

Directed by Reid Davenport
Produced by Keith Wilson
Executive Produced by Alysa Nahmias
Edited by Todd Chandler

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


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