My Eye for a Camera

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My Eye for a Camera
Directed byDenys Desjardins
Written byDenys Desjardins
Produced byNicole Lamothe
StarringDenys Desjardins
Steve Mann
Boris Lehman
CinematographyDenys Desjardins
Jacques Leduc
Edited byJosé Heppell
Music bySimon Bellefleur
Sandro Forte
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
75 minutes

My Eye for a Camera (French: Mon oeil pour une caméra) is a 2001 autofiction movie by Quebec film director Denys Desjardins. This length feature is produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).


Fascinated by the power of the camera and obsessed with the theories of Russian film pioneer Dziga Vertov, a filmmaker decides to get a camera eye to replace the real eye he lost as a child. This visionary quest begins on the operating table where a surgeon grafts a prototype ocular implant into his eye socket. Seeking a microscopic camera that could be incorporated into his artificial eye so he could secretly film whatever he sees, the filmmaker explores the futuristic technology that could make this possible, while revisiting chapters of his own past.



  • Nominated in 2003 for a Jutra Award for Best Documentary.

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