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A Line Birds Cannot See

    A Line Birds Cannot See

    USA / Color / 10' / 2019

    Separated from her mother by smugglers, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic sack for cover, survives starvation on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, and escapes kidnappers to seek her mother and a place where they can be safe again.

    Amy Bench

    She is a filmmaker and visual artist who is drawn to the immediacy of film and photography to tell stories of community and resilience. Trained as a cinematographer, her observational style highlights small details of the human experience that transcend formal explanation. In 2016 she was named a “DP on the Rise” by Paste Magazine. She was the cinematographer on "Trans in America: Texas Strong", which received an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary in 2019.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Amy Bench
    • Screenplay: Amy Bench
    • Cinematography: Steve West
    • Editing: Monica Santis
    • music: Curtis Glenn Heath
    • Sound Design: Eric Friend
    • producer:: Amy Bench, Carolyn Merriman, Jessica Goudeau, Constance Dykhuizen
    • original language:  English


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