PARTICIPANT AND SCREEN AUSTRALIA PRESENT UNSEEN SKIES WORLD PREMIERE AT 2021 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Participant and Screen Australia present in association with Screen NSW, an In Films production, Unseen Skies. Yaara Bou Melham’s first feature-length documentary Unseen Skies follows Trevor Paglen, one of the 21st century’s most visionary artists, on one of his most audacious projects to date — the launching of an artwork into space to show that our skies are more than the exclusive playground of the military-industrial complex. Or are they?
Unseen Skies is a glimpse into a reality that exists in plain sight but goes largely unseen and undetected. The documentary will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival (Friday, April 9 – Sunday, April 18) in competition for the Golden Gate Bay Area Documentary Award.
Director, writer and producer Bou Melhem, the five-time Walkley Award-winning filmmaker and investigative journalist, goes behind the lens on Paglen’s journey to bring to light the urgency of the global impact of technology in the 21st Century and active adverse effects on our anonymity and privacy.
Executive Producers are Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann, along with In Films’ Ivan O’Mahoney and Nial Fulton. The Director of Photography is Tom Bannigan, ACS; the Composer is Helena Czajka; the Editor is Francisco Forbes.