Are You Alright

  • Lab
  • Production year 2019
  • Production format 16 mm
  • Screening formats 16 mm, Video
  • Duration 3’58”
  • Are You Alright

  • a Film
  • by Sapan Taneja
  • Description (english) A collage of faces, an amalgamation of emotions. laughter, pain, unease. A smile, a twitch, an itch. Are you alright is a song that talks about depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. The many faces we see on screen reflect the multitude of emotions that we experience and the ones we try so hard to suppress and hide. It’s time we emote more freely and let ourselves and those around us know, it’s okay to not be alright.

    For this film, strangers were invite into the studio through an open callout. Whoever came was given a few prompts and thought their portrait was being taken, when in fact we were filming moving images with a 16mm camera. Consent was duly taken for usage and it became this.

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