Scene from the film I Am a Spy
Scene from the film I Am a Spy
Scene from the film I Am a Spy
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I Am a Spy

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
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It was only in the twentieth century we needed papers to have an identity. Kafka’s Joseph K scrabbled in his pocket for something better than a bicycle license to prove who he was in the brave new world where official documents separate those who belong from those who are not allowed to belong. The borders of the new nation state offered frames for subterfuge. What happened on one side of the border had to be understood on the other. In the century when we invented aviation, when we invented cinema, in an age when we can move more and see more than any other point in history why have we become so watchful and so performative? I Am A Spy is a film that observes this watchfulness.


  • Original Title
    I Am a Spy
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sarah Wood
  • Editing
    Lucy Harris
  • Runtime
    21 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 2015 Rotterdam IFF, Premiere
    • 2015 IndieLisboa, Portugal
    • 2015 Signes de Nuit, Lisbon
    • 2015 Edinburgh IFF
    • 2015 Cambridge Film Festival
    • 2015 Jihlava IDFF
    • 2016 Signes de Nuit, Berlin
  • Awards
    • 2015 Signes de Nuit, Lisbon. Winner of main award
    • Shortlisted for AHRC Award for Innovation in Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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