Reid Davenport: I Didn’t See You There


January 9, 2023



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Film still from Reid Davenport’s I Didnt See You There.

Reid Davenport’s Creative Capital Project, I Didn’t See You There, makes its national broadcast premiere on POV January 9, and will be available to stream at, and the PBS Video app until Feb. 8, 2023.

When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility. Shot from the director’s physical perspective — mounted to his wheelchair or handheld — I Didn’t See You There serves as a clear rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. Winner, 2022 Sundance, U.S. Documentary Director and Grand Jury Prize nominee.

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