Currently working on a short documentary film I titled “Almost” (IMDb link), which should be at or around 30 minutes. It focuses on the intersection of identity and indigeneity, and the concept of being enough, no matter what or who we are. Here are a few of the photos of one young family I worked together with for my first feature length documentary, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (2018). Their individual stories in “Almost”, are more intimate and personal. “Almost” is currently filming. It’s Facebook page is here.
Logline: Almost normal. Almost acceptable. Almost indigenous. Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity, cognitive or physical abilities. Toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures in society continue to harm. Some are embracing their differences in order to heal, and they are connecting.
Synopsis: Almost normal. Almost acceptable. Almost indigenous. Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece. Whether it’s gender, sexuality, ethnicity, cognitive or physical abilities, toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures in western society overwhelmingly continue to target people of color. Some are taking back, reconnecting, decolonizing, and embracing their unique differences in order to heal and be happy, despite growing up in a western society full of Eurocentric history that has generationally misinformed billions, and where stereotypes and labels influence behavior and practices continuing a cycle of harm. They are determined to break free, and they are connecting.