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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Contemporary artist Trevor Paglen is known for his political and mind-blowing art pieces on global mass surveillance, data collection, and artificial intelligence. This visually stunning and immersive film follows Paglen as he travels through the desolate Nevada desert while discussing the motivation for his latest and most audacious project: launching a satellite into orbit. Stunning cinematography, trippy computer graphics, and a percussive score imbue this compelling documentary with an ethereal tone that perfectly captures the provocative and breathtaking beauty of Paglen’s work.

Director Yaara Bou Melhem

Yaara Bou Melhem is a journalist, writer and director based in Australia. Her most recent documentary short, War on Trut’ followed 2018 Time Person of the Year, Maria Ressa and the Filipino editor’s global campaign against disinformation. Yaara’s films have received a number of accolades including two UN Media Peace Awards and five Walkley Awards. Unseen Skies is her first feature.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2021

Premiere World

Runtime 98

Country USA/Australia

Director Yaara Bou Melhem

Producer Ivan O’Mahoney, Yaara Bou Melhem

Executive Producer Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Ivan O’Mahoney, Nial Fulton

Editor Francisco Forbes

Cinematographer Tom Bannigan

Music Helena Czajka