Family Drama: Documenting Love in Hateful Times
The speakers on this session all have films screening at the SXSW Film Festival
Mama Bears: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2053790
Bad Axe: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2053843
Gay Haircut: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2054096
In a divided time, two SXSW documentaries depict families loving their way through political and religious polarization.
MAMA BEARS tells the story of fundamentalist, evangelical Christian women who allowed nearly every aspect of their lives to be completely reshaped by love for their LGBTQ+ children.
BAD AXE captures an Asian-American family in rural Michigan fighting to keep their American dream alive in the face of a pandemic, racial reckoning, and generational scars from the Cambodian Killing Fields.
We’ll discuss the power that family has to humanize the headlines, the challenges filmmakers and subjects face in the spotlight, and the lessons learned along the way. A panel for anyone wanting to turn the camera on their own family or anyone else’s with love, respect and compassion.
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