Wait, I Film This?

One way to give voice to the protagonists of a documentary is to let them be in charge of part or all of its production. In the case of Bella Humphreys’s final project, the author gives them her camera so that they can record all the images. The decision is not capricious: Bella wants to explore the influence of new technologies on society and lets members of a social group who are largely unaccustomed to them take charge of her telephone. Thus, the value of the result is not found only in what its protagonists say, but in the way in which this is recorded by themselves and which the author, with her subtle editing work, helps to expose for us.