ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
Official Selection and Winner of the Special Jury Prize at 2021 Sundance Film Festival, CPH:DOX 2021 Official Selection, 2021 True/False Film Festival Official Selection, 2021 Sheffield DocFest
" All Light, Everywhere reminds us to pay attention to the limits of our field of vision and to peer into the blind spots. It asks whether automation — the 19th century sort and our state-of-the-art digital version — makes us wiser, more efficient, or just more deluded." -Hollywood Reporter
" All Light, Everywhere is a scathing indictment of those who have the power to shape public perception. But the most disheartening thing about it is, that no matter how much context and history we are provided with as a viewer, the film implies that there is no real escape from the surveillance state that, with the growth of artificial intelligence, may someday surpass the control of those who currently wield it." - Screen Slate
"Anthony approaches the functions of these tools—which he sums up as “weapon, eye, archive, interpretation, automation”—as the launching pad for a series of collage-like meditations on images and data, image-making and the image-makers’ assumptions, and, ultimately, image-making and its tacitly predetermined set of outcomes. His subject is the elisions and suppressions inherent in the production of images (whether photographic or cinematographic), and, ultimately, a collective political blind spot: the racist preconceptions underlying the seemingly technical procedures of policing."-The New Yorker
About the filmmaker
Theo Anthony is a filmmaker based in Baltimore and Upstate New York. His first feature documentary, RAT FILM, premiered to critical acclaim, with a successful festival and theatrical run followed by a broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens in early 2018. Theo is the recipient of the 2018 Sundance Art of Non- Fiction Fellowship and the 2019 Sundance and Simons Foundation Science Sandbox Fellowship. In 2015, he was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His most recent film, SUBJECT TO REVIEW, for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is Theo’s second feature film and first film to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.