In Rashomon style, three Chinese women tell the story of life growing up during Mao's Cultural Revolution. The multi-perspective approach invites complexity and contradiction and questions the nature of reconstructing history. The layering of images, memories and sound suggest a shared responsibility for a nations cultural inheritance. The film also invites the viewer into the territory of reconciliation, tolerance and understanding for a country whose US relations have been marred with controversy and mutual animosity.
16mm color film
Making Contact is a poetic contemplation on the invention of the internet and its impact on human communication.
16mm black and white film
Mi Tierra tells the story of Maria Inez Catalan, the first Latina in America to run her own organic farm. Defying the conventions of a machismo, Latino culture, Maria proudly carries on her family's agricultural tradition in following her dream of farming her own piece of land in America. In the fields, Maria and her team produce over 40 varieties of organic vegetables each year, while at home, Maria supports four children as a single mother. This poetic portrait shows the strength of a Latina campesina whose determination in making her dream a reality wins out over the obstacle of cultural stigma.