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UNSEEN SKIES

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

UNSEEN SKIES

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.

DISTRIBUTION

Magnolia Pictures International 

Utopia Films (United States) 

 

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UNSEEN SKIES ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
by Helena Czajka

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
World Premiere
Nominated - Best Documentary Feature Award

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Nominated - Documentary Foundation Award - Best Documentary

DOX COPENHAGEN DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2022
European Premiere

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Official Selection

HUMAN RIGHTS, ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL 2022

Official Selection

MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FESTIVAL, WARSAW
Official Selection

Nominated - Canon Cinematography Award - Best Cinematography

 

DOCEDGE NEW ZEALAND 2022
Official Selection

FEDERATION SQUARE FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2022
Official Selection

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KEY CREDITS

Written & Directed By 
YAARA BOU MELHEM
Producer
IVAN O'MAHONEY
Cinematographer
TOM BANNIGAN
ACS
Editors
FRANCISCO FORBES
Music 
HELENA CZAJKA
Executive Producers
IVAN O'MAHONEY & NIAL FULTON

SCREEN AUSTRALIA in association with SCREEN NSW
DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION
PARTICIPANT
SHARK ISLAND PRODUCTIONS
MIND THE GAP FILMS
an IN FILMS production