13-19 November 2017

In Order Not to Be Here

Deborah Stratman

In Order Not to Be Here  (Deborah Stratman)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Deborah Stratman / In Order Not to Be Here


An uncompromising look at the ways privacy, safety, convenience and surveillance determine our environment. Shot entirely at night, the film confronts the hermetic nature of white-collar communities, dissecting the fear behind contemporary suburban design. By examining evacuated suburban and corporate landscapes, the film reveals a peculiarly 21st century hollowness—an emptiness born of our collective faith in safety and technology. This is a new genre of horror movie, attempting suburban locations as states of mind.


  • Country United States
  • Year 2012
  • Format
  • Running time 33 min
  • Image BW/Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Pythagoras Film
  • Producer Deborah Stratman
  • Screenplay Deborah Stratman
  • Photography Deborah Stratman
  • Editor Deborah Stratman
  • Music Kevin Drumm
  • Sound Deborah Stratman
  • Actors Joaquin DeLaPuente


Grande Premio Experimental - Vila Do Conde International Short Film Festival Best Experimental & Best Narrative Integrity - Arbor Film Festival Gecko Award - Cinematexas Internationall Film Festival L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona


Sunday 19, 16.00 h — Auditori CCCB