Do you see?

'Do you see?' is an intimate, autobiographical project composed of iPhone and DSLR footage spanning the past 5 years — across the Bay Area, Nashville, St. Louis, Berlin, and Japan. Its inception began with the discovery of a cassette tape. Side A: Audio of Sarah reading for the first time in 1996. Side B: Audio of Sarah as a manic depressive teenager in 2003. The modern clips threaded with Sarah's past voices weave together a dream-like collage. 'Do you see?' is an investigation into the self — through the observation of surrounding characters.

  • Sarah R Klearman
  • Matt Herzog
    Sound Mixing
  • Sarah Klearman
  • Matt Herzog
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, iphone
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sunday Shorts Film Festival
    August 25, 2019
  • Mindfield
    United States
    Best Experimental Short: Platinum Award
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sarah R Klearman

Sarah is a Bay Area based designer and photographer interested in the human condition. She was previously the creative director of a global women in music organization ( where she edited and produced video content featuring activist Madame Gandhi. Sarah studied design in Nashville where she cultivated a love of supporting musicians and led art therapy initiatives with the Healing Arts Project. Her work explores mental health and human perception in an effort to better understand the world and ourselves. Her work has appeared in Vice's i-D, NYLON, and TomTom mag.

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