Stand in the Stream

Stand in the Stream is an experimental documentary shot on multiple camera formats over the course of six years and edited with the speed of our ubiquitous shifting screens to a pulsing original sound score. A visceral multiplex of footage from a vast, indexical collection forms narratives of birth, life, death and change: the deterioration of the filmmaker's worker/activist mother, her own role as a mother, and the shifting demands, tactics and digital visibility of resistance movements across the globe. Reflecting the ways in which we live amidst a sea of images, the film creates a seamless flow between on-line spaces, watching life through devices and being in the world 'IRL'. From Tahrir Square to Ferguson to Standing Rock and airport shut-downs against Trump's Muslim ban, time unfolds here across changing political landscapes, the short lifespan of web platforms, and the deterioration and death of a loved one dovetailed with the growth and development of another.

Running Time
58 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Stanya Kahn
Stanya Kahn
Lithuania, USA, Italy, Germany, UK
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Stand in the Stream» (23)

Jesse avatar

If you're a Stanya Kahn fan, which I am, I think you will appreciate this film.

Debra avatar

Now That's what you call Documentary

Jose Barrett avatar
Jose Barrett

Like the movie and would recommend it.

Edward T. avatar
Edward T.

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!

Jeremy avatar

I want to point out that the movie might have been long but I enjoyed every second of the movie and it was not a drag at all. There is no other way that would have made a perfect movie like this better.

Jacqueline Carlson avatar
Jacqueline Carlson

The story was magnificent! Once again, Stanya Kahn have proved their prowess in making excellent films.

Emily avatar

What a great movie. The characters journey was perfect in every way. The mood and feel changes were riveting.

Denise avatar

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Scott May avatar
Scott May

One of the best movies I have ever seen. Written well, directed well and told well. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Mildred Banks avatar
Mildred Banks

It was AWESOME!!!! This movie moves at an almost breathtaking pace, with enough action to satisfy all. The passion of the characters was captured magnificently by the cast.