Visiting Filmmakers Series: Theo Anthony and RaShall Brackney, All Light, Everywhere

Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Johnson Center, Cinema

Join us for a screening and conversation with Theo Anthony, director of All Light, Everywhere, and RaShall Brackney, former Charlottesville Chief of Police and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Practice at Mason.

All Light, Everywhere is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complex biases inherent in both human perception and film frames. 

This special event is presented by Visiting Filmmakers Series; African and African American Studies; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science; College of Visual and Performing Arts; Criminology, Law, and Society; English Department; Film at Mason; the Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group; University Life; and Women and Gender Studies.

All Light, Everywhere expanded: Interactive companion to the film.

"A highly persuasive film about how we should be wary of film’s power to persuade, Theo Anthony’s discursive and disturbing “All Light, Everywhere” is a superb if sinister example of how the outwardly modest essay format can deploy arguments that challenge us to unpick our most basic assumptions" (Jessica Kiang, Variety 2021).

"All Light, Everywhere discusses how biased assumptions can lead to observers drawing faulty conclusions — in essence, people see what they want to see — and on a grander societal level, Anthony investigates how we bring our experience to interactions with individuals who are very different from us, never entirely understanding them" (Tim Grierson, Screen International 2021).


Theo Anthony is a filmmaker based in Baltimore and Upstate New York. His first feature documentary, RAT FILM, premiered to critical acclaim, with a successful festival and theatrical run followed by a broadcast premiere on PBS Independent Lens in early 2018. Theo is the recipient of the 2018 Sundance Art of Non-Fiction Fellowship and the 2019 Sundance and Simons Foundation Science Sandbox Fellowship. In 2015, he was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His most recent film, SUBJECT TO REVIEW, for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is Theo’s second feature film. 


Dr. RaShall M. Brackney is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Practice at George Mason University. She has more than 30 years of service with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, as the Chief of Police for George Washington University. She was Chief of Police for Charlottesville, Virginia after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally. Dr. Brackney is a recognized expert in the areas of harm reduction, procedural and restorative justice practices, and community-police relations. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “The Bruising of America: When Black, White and Blue Collide.” Dr. Brackney earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and a PhD from Robert Morris University. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection course in Washington, D.C.; and Leadership Pittsburgh XIX. 

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For more information: 

Anjuli Singh,, Exhibitions and Office Coordinator, Film at Mason

Cynthia Fuchs, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason; Interim Director, Film at Mason

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