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Centerpiece Documentary: Bad Axe

Directed by David Siev

On the eve of pandemic shutdowns, burgeoning filmmaker David Siev returns to his hometown of Bad Axe, Michigan, a rural red pocket of America. His family has become a part of the community here. Yet, the year 2020 brought new obstacles and fearful outlooks across this small town. This personal and intimate portrait of a Cambodian-Mexican family shows the struggles of sustaining the American Dream amidst a pandemic and clout of deep set biases.

This film premiered at SXSW 2022 and received the Audience Award for Documentary Feature as well as a Special Jury Recognition for Documentary Feature.

Director David Siev and his family members and documentary subjects, Rachel (mother), Chun (father) and Jaclyn (sister) are expected to attend.

Co-presented by A-Doc and the Cut Fruit Collective.

Dates & Times


The Great Star Theater

Sun, May 15
6:00 pm