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Louisiana Public Broadcast highlighting stories from Black, Indigenous and people of color in the American South with its new limited series according to a news release.
Hindsight: Louisiana features the work of filmmakers Zac Manuel and Kiyoko McCrae. Hindsight is part of a large project in partnership with Firelight Media, Reel South, and the Center for Asian American Media to support BIPOC creators living in the American South and U.S. Territories.
The selected films illustrate important moments, cultural struggles and community dynamics during the events of 2020. The short films will be broadcast on Fridays starting Nov. 5 with an interview with the creators following the movies.
Film descriptions and artist bios provided by LPB are below:
Zac Manuel is a New Orleans bred-and-based director and cinematographer. His film film “This Body” explores the fraught relationship between African Americans and the medical industry.
During the film, Sydney Hall participates in an experimental coronavirus vaccine trial in hopes of protecting her beloved New Orleans community. She and her loved ones confront the history of medical abuse and experimentation on Black bodies.
Manuel uses his work to explore intimacy, identity, class and legacy. He is a grantee of the Tribeca All-Access program, the IFP Documentary Story Lab and is a recipient of the #CREATE Louisiana Documentary Feature Grant and the Southern Doc Fund Production Grant for his debut documentary feature “Bloodthicker.”
“This Body: premiers at 8 p.m. Nov. 5.
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Kiyoko McCrae’s “We Stay In the House” paints a vivid portrait of four mothers in New Orleans as they struggle to care for their families and themselves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Between taking care of their children, finding time to work, and coping with personal loss and health crises, these women’s stories represent the lived realities of millions of mothers in America.
McCrae is a Japanese-American film and theater director, telling under-told stories from communities of color. Her short film “Black Back” won the audience award for Best Louisiana Short at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival and her most recent film “Artist in Exile” was supported by the New Orleans Tri-centennial Story Incubator. She also is the Director of Documentary Programming and Filmmaker Labs at the New Orleans Film Society.
“We Stay In the House” premiers on at 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
LPB also will broadcast all the short documentary films making up the Hindsight initiative in a 3-part anthology series. Part 1 will air 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and Volumes 2 & 3 air Nov. 26 staring at 8 p.m.
For more on the Hindsight Project, visit www.reelsouth.org or www.lpb.org.
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