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Stand in the Stream

Stand in the Stream is a fast-paced experimental documentary about life and death and the inextricability of the personal from the political. Spanning six years and shot on multiple camera formats, the film captures candid moments in online chat rooms, in the home, in the wild, in the streets, following the arc of a mother’s deterioration and death amidst shifting political and digital landscapes. From the birth of a child to the onset of dementia, from Tahrir Square to Standing Rock and Trump’s inauguration, Stand in the Stream is a pulsing and urgent contemporary ode and call to action.


Stanya Kahn


United States




World Premiere

Primary Contact

Stanya Kahn


58 mins


Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects