Directed by Yaara Bou Melhem
'Visually stunning and informatively awakening.'
- Julia Mann, DOX 2020
'An incisive look at how difficult it can be to surveil your surveillants.'
- Alex Greenberger, Art News
'An insightful look into the artist's process...revealing and quietly disturbing.'
- James Fletcher, Film Ink
Theatrical | 2020 | 98min
Australian journalist and filmmaker Yaara Bou Melhem makes her documentary feature debut with a work as creative and visionary as the artist she has chosen to depict.
US artist Trevor Paglen is renowned for his audacious projects, and his latest is no exception. Unseen Skies follows Paglen as he attempts to launch an artwork into space, to demonstrate that our skies are more than the exclusive playground of the military-industrial complex.
Or are they?
When we look up, who is looking back?
Yaara Bou Melhem is the recipient of two international UN Media Peace Awards, two NY Film & TV Awards, a HK Human Rights Press Award and five Walkley Awards.
Magnolia Pictures International
Utopia Films (United States)
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
AACTA AWARDS 2022
Nominated - Best Sound
WORLD CONGRESS OF SCIENCE & FACTUAL PRODUCERS 2022
Nominated - Most Innovative Factual Program
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Nominated - Best Documentary Feature Award
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Nominated - Documentary Foundation Award - Best Documentary
DOX COPENHAGEN DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2022
FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2022
HUMAN RIGHTS, ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL 2022
MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FESTIVAL, WARSAW
Nominated - Canon Cinematography Award - Best Cinematography
DOCEDGE NEW ZEALAND 2022
FEDERATION SQUARE FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2022