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HOMELAND/WETLAND is a short experimental documentary that takes a hyper-local look at the nearly extinct South Louisiana lifestyle of living off of the land and in extended family compounds. Strategies for independent survival are a Louisiana inheritance. But, as large multi-nationals corner traditionally local markets and squeeze out local knowledge workers, what were once well-known stratlegies for survival in the swamp are lost to future generations.

Director's Bio:

PATRICK JACKSON AND DANEETA LORETTA JACKSON (a.k.a. Elektrik Zoo Films) began their co-directing collaboration in 2002 with their feature documentary “Tokyo Cowboys.” After graduating with distinction from the London Film School, they worked in film in London making short form content until 2008 when they married and moved to Daneeta’s native Louisiana. In New Orleans, they formalized their partnership by founding ElekTrik Zoo Films, Inc., the umbrella under which they make our films, work and sundry. Their Louisiana body of work includes narratives, documentaries, hybrids, a major exhibition, thousands of photographs, writings and photo essays. They have also co-direct and create cutting-edge moving picture and text content for a variety of local, national and international clients including: The Kellogg Foundation, Loyola University New Orleans, The Youth Empowerment Project, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Elephant Quilt, Day for Night Films, The Legacy Foundation, Dartmouth PRC, Franz Kirmann, storycentral, LOOP NOLA, LA Green Corps, Conducttr, Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre.

Daneeta brings over three decades of commercial, journalistic, and creative writing experience to the partnership, while Patrick brings a keen visual sensibility grounded in a previous career in London as a cinematographer. There are no hard lines in the partnership. Each of us formerly trained in the art and technique of independent filmmaking at the London Film School, and we have come together to amplify stories ... to Elektrify them. Because, together we are stronger.

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  • Runtime
    12 minutes
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  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Daneeta Loretta Jackson + Patrick Jackson