Somewhere to Disappear With Alec Soth

05.19.11 Marina Galperina

HERMITFresh off the Hot Docs Fest, the film Somewhere to Disappear documents the making of photographer Alec Soth’s Broken Manual series featuring rural recluses, modern day hermits and desert-dwelling hippies who don’t want anything to do with society…

…yet, they’re ok posing in front of their large format camera and talking about the decline of the American Empire on film. Why do people run and hide? How does Soth get shots like this? For two years, directors Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove followed Soth across the United States for the answers.