A videographic research diary, this highly regarded desktop documentary is a response to Penny Lane’s film, The Pain of Others.

Fittingly shot mostly with cameras on her laptop and phone, Galibert-Laîné films herself watching and reacting to Lane’s uncomfortable documentary about Morgellons sufferers who also film themselves and post to their YouTube channels. Opening a dialogue between viewer and subject, the film discusses a complex range of themes including women’s health, framing and representation, and the limits of our empathy as online spectators.

Reviews

...one of the best films ever made about watching a documentary.
...the most important video essay made in 2018.