Unseen Skies

E Documentary

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Visionary American artist Trevor Paglen attempts his most audacious project yet – a compelling exploration of State and corporate surveillance. Author-artist-activist-musician Paglen is perhaps best known for his photography. Notably, a series on black op sites used for government surveillance and data collection – including Pine Gap in central Australia. His new project, Orbital Reflector, is a 30-metre-long artwork that he plans to put into space. Visible to the naked eye, he hopes the piece will draw attention to the unseen structures, many linked to surveillance, that litter Earth's orbit. But the bureaucracy that such a project entails throws up barrier after barrier. Multiple award-winning journalist and director Yaara Bou Melhem follows Paglen as he tackles every hurdle. In the process, Unseen Skies reveals both the artist, his work and his purpose – to make visible the unseen.

Release Date 5 June 2022
Running Time 1hr 38m
Rating E
Director Yaara Bou Melham

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