CLOSER TO HOME: A Community Filmmaking Project

by Aaron Douglas Johnston

My name is Aaron Douglas Johnston. I was born and raised in Iowa and studied sociology at Oxford and Yale before finding my way into filmmaking in the Netherlands. My films focus on insider/outsider themes and blur the boundary between documentary and fiction through intensive collaboration with nonprofessional actors. In Amsterdam, I studied directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, where I created this process of “Community Filmmaking” and made the Sundance-selected short...

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