Centerpiece Documentary: Bad AxeDirected 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.