In Plain Sight

  • The War Photographers The War Photographers


Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 9, 2014 1:45 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Active Cinema
Running Time:57
Director:Erica Jordan
Producer:Erica Jordan
Screenwriter:Erica Jordan
Cinematographer:Erica Jordan
Editor:Erica Jordan
Note Writer:Frako Loden


Travelers routinely see Indian women carrying bricks or visit carpet-weaving “schools” for Egyptian children. These people work in plain sight, but how many realize that they could be among the 27 million-plus enslaved in the world today? Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine makes it her mission to seek out and document global slavery. Director Erica Jordan follows Kristine as she negotiates her way into Sonagachi, the largest red-light district in Kolkata, India, and the subject of the Academy Award-winning Born Into Brothels (MVFF 2004). There, Kristine shoots portraits of the enslaved women while Jordan records their sessions with a hidden camera. Undeniably the focus is on Kristine, but what expands its scope is her quest to keep her eyes wide open and document the world before her, in all its despair, beauty, and hope. WORLD PREMIERE


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Erica Jordan directed two award-winning feature films, “Walls of Sand” and “In the Wake.” Phil Hall’s Film Threat review states, “While anyone who saw ‘Walls of Sand’ could immediately recognize Ms. Jordan’s talent as a filmmaker, her new feature ‘In the Wake’ serves to confirm not only her skill and mastery of independent film production, but also herald her arrival as one of the major artists of the indie scene.” Erica is now scheduled to release two documentaries, “In Plain Sight,” about renowned humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine and “Painted Nails,” revealing the complex life of a Vietnamese nail salon worker.