Close Up: Another Body with editors Rabab Haj Yahya and Isabel Freeman

Trailer CLOSE UP Tickets - Starr Cinema


Wednesday, December 13

Followed by Speakeasy salon 8:15-9:30 pm with Kate Cox, Poppy de Villeneuve and others.

A college student’s search for justice ensues after she discovers deepfake (the manipulation of facial appearance through digital technology) pornography of herself circulating online. Another Body subverts deepfake technology by using it in place of its subjects in order to protect them instead of exploit.
(dir. Sophie Compton, Reubyn Hamlyn, US/UK, 2023, 80 m)

“A groundbreaking, creepy, fascinating, and important documentary about a phenomenon that’s only going to grow in significance: the deepfaking of pornography.” – Variety

About Rabab Haj Yahya – Palestinian-American documentary editor based in New York. Best known for the award-winning feature documentaries, The Feeling of Being Watched as well as Speed Sisters (Hot Docs, 2015), which the NY Times called, “subtly rebellious and defiantly optimistic”.

About Isabel Freeman Isabel is a New York-based editor specializing in documentary film. Her work has screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, BFI London, New York Film Festival and the Berlinale. She recently cut Rebeca Huntt’s debut feature, BEBA, which had its world premiere at TIFF and was released by NEON in 2022. Her latest film, Another Body, premiered at SXSW in 2023 and won the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling.

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