All Light, Everywhere

  • Theo Anthony
  • United States
  • 2021
  • 109 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests

When you film something, there’s a lot the camera doesn’t show. This cinematic essay explores this premise from many different angles. A proud CEO gives a tour of his bodycam company; the bodycams are then introduced at a police department in crime-ridden Baltimore. Researchers investigate the impact of images on those who see them. And a developer is trying to sell a live version of Google Maps.

All Light, Everywhere tackles the moral dilemmas surrounding video recordings, ranging from the invasion of privacy to the misuse of data. It also gives a historical perspective on the relationship between photographic technology and power—from the very first photographs and camera-equipped pigeons to modern combat drones and bodycams. The different views are linked by philosophical commentary, and cross-cut by lyrical and intense compilations of images powered by a driving soundtrack.


  • 109 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Subtitles in: English
Theo Anthony
Riel Roch-Decter for Memory, Sebastian Pardo for Memory, Jonna McKone for Memory
Executive producer
Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, David Dolby, Natasha Dolby, Tim Nash
Corey Hughes
Theo Anthony

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Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests

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