2022 New Orleans Film Festival

Doc Shorts: Southern Dreams and Ruminations

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7 films in package
Tommy Kha's Bits and Pieces
Asian-American artist Tommy Kha photographs uncanny portraits in his hometown of Memphis, wrestling with fundamental questions about the self and his chosen medium.
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Malditas
Two Filipinx cousins, three years apart, meet in a rural Florida cemetery, and grapple with what remains of their hometown dreams after the loss of one of their fathers during the pandemic.
To the Bone
After two solo transcendental experiences in the Ozark National Forest near his home, a naturalist and bowhunter reflects on the cycle of life in the aftermath of an animal harvest.
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From Fish to Moon
“From fish to moon” is a common expression in medieval Persian verse, meaning "from the depths to the heights." In Pahokee, Florida, there is a grocery store at which those who work arrive early and stay all day, roaming the aisles. One of these employees is Jean Voltaire.
Hundreds of Thousands
A family reeling from the unjust incarceration of an ailing mentally ill loved one call on their faith and the strength of community to right a systemic wrong. Music, love, and creativity are used to permeate the isolation of a solitary confinement cell, and a public performance on prison grounds is used to challenge the state to do better.
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1402 Pork n’ Bean Blue
Following the death of his grandmother and the displacement of his family from his childhood home, artist Roscoè B. Thické III reminisces on his family and upbringing in Miami’s historic Pork n’ Beans Projects during its redevelopment. In the midst of his debut solo show, he takes his children through what remains of the legacy left behind by his grandmother as they collectively contemplate their grief and future and as a family.
In Search Of...Pregame
Blending home movies and original footage shot in the US with archival audio recorded in Jamaica, this documentary explores the filmmaker’s relationship with his children, family, and love of basketball.
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Southern filmmakers weave disciplines such as photography, poetry and performance in this meditative tapestry of shorts exploring where they come from and how it’s shaped them.  


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Asian-American artist Tommy Kha photographs uncanny portraits in his hometown of Memphis, wrestling with fundamental questions about the self and his chosen medium.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Director
    Jia Li
  • Screenwriter
    N/A
  • Producer
    Nick Ravich
  • Cinematographer
    Jia Li
  • Editor
    Jia Li