An American Journey: In Robert Frank’s footsteps
Philippe Séclier
2009 - 58 min - DV Cam - France, États-Unis

In contemporary photography, everybody agrees there is a “before” and an “after” "The Americans", Robert Frank’s 1958 photographic manifesto. Half a century later, French director Philippe Séclier decided to follow in Robert Frank’s footsteps to explore the spirit of the “Beat Generation” and the impact of his book, The Americans, not only on the art of photography, but also on American culture. From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York to San Francisco, An American Journey is a 15,000 miles odyssey through contemporary America, moving between past and present, photography and cinema, and two Americas, separated by time.

Author-Director : Philippe Séclier
Photography : Philippe Séclier
Sound : Carole Verner
Editing : Pauline Gaillard
Original Music : Karol Beffa
Delegate Producer : Silex Films
Co-producer : Sélénium films
Co-producer : Muse Film and Television
Broadcasting Sale : SF (Schweizer Fernsehen) DRS (Suisse)
Contribution : Fondation George, Fondation Ernst Göhner


Distributor : Silex Films
Distributor : 10 Francs
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Independencia Productions
Disponible au Club du doc


2009 - Visions du réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Sélection Tendances