Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Elisabeth Escher, Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs explores a young girl’s embrace of her heritage and her family’s past as she grapples with a newfound identity.
Regarding Susan Sontag
“A vast look at the life of the cultural critic, from her personal love life to her bold, brilliant writings on art and politics.” – The Huffington Post.
Winner Tribeca Film Festival Special Jury Mention, 2014. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. This film is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. And she looked back.
101 mins/ english
director — Nancy Kates
category — Storytellers (Maggids)