Letters From Home (Shorts Program)
Sun Sep 23: 3.15pm
Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2018: Short Films
The subjects of these two documentaries live across the world from each other. Yet the ways in which they are deeply affected by the economic, environmental, and historic realities of the lands they live in illuminates the many shared challenges we face in our modern world.
The Eldest Son
(Amy Benson, Seattle, WA, 2017, 28 min)
In order to get his family out of debt, Kumar gambles on the promise of a migrant labor job in Malaysia. While he is away, an unexpected cataclysm makes his success all the more urgent.
Memory of the Peace
(Jean Parsons & Jennifer Chiu, Vancouver, BC, 2017, 25 min)
A young male oil worker, an Indigenous female, and a Dane-zaa drummer intersect in the historic oil-rush town of Fort St. John as they navigate the cyclical forces of industry, resource extraction and colonization that have shaped Canada for a century and a half.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122