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Lynne Sachs


Director, Contractions

Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker and poet living in Brooklyn, New York. She has produced over 50 films, as well as numerous live performances and installations. Throughout her career, her experimentation has confronted social and political issues, familiar and intimate processes. Working from a feminist perspective, she investigates connections between the body, the camera, and the materiality of film itself. She uses letters, archives, diaries, poetry and music to take us on a critical journey through reality and memory. Between 1994 and 2006, she produced five essay films that took her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel/ Palestine, Italy and Germany — sites affected by international war — where she looked at the space between a community’s collective memory and her own subjective perceptions. Lynne’s films have screened at MoMA, Tate Modern, Image Forum Tokyo, Wexner Center for the Arts, and festivals such as New York Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Sundance, Vancouver, Viennale and Doclisboa. Retrospectives of her work have been presented at Ambulante (Mexico), Museum of Moving Image, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Cork Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, Oberhausen Internatioal Short Film Festival (Germany) and others.