Lots of films

whole lot of documentary shorts I have been watching lying in bed

dear reader,

Hi! I hope you are doing well. I haven’t been my best but I am getting better. I rarely watch films but this is full of documentaries, rather shorts I have watched last week. I am leaving it here so I can come back to it.

  1. There is no justice unless you make your own. This is from an NYT Op-doc called Occupy Bakery where Mahoma López, an immigrant fights to change working conditions at a Manhattan bakery cafe.

  1. The caretaker is about the relationship between Joesy and Haru Tsurumoto. Joesy is a Fijian immigrant who provides live-in care for 95-year-old Haru in California. The short films also looks at how they have both experienced being an outsider in the United States — Joesy as an undocumented immigrant and Haru as a Japanese-American who was sent to an internment camp during the Second World War.

  1. The Mayor is an intimate portrait of a small-town Southern Republican Mayor and his profound and unexpected connection to a mixed-status family of Mexican immigrants. Paul Bridges, the conservative Republican Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, speaks fluent Spanish and is integrally connected to the Latino immigrant community in his town. Bridges has been a major part of the Hernandez family's life for over a decade and many of the members of the family are undocumented. After the State of Georgia adopts harsh anti-immigrant laws that make it a criminal act to drive or house undocumented people, Mayor Bridges stands up for his community and the Hernandez family both at home, and on the National stage. (From IMDb)

  1. Unrest document Jennifer Brea’s struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. “Maybe it is harder to see the harm when it is caused by good intentions.”

On my list

Smuggling Dreams. A father attempts to swap fishing for smuggling in a bid to provide for his family amid economic crisis in Venezuela.

The Girl and The Picture, a film that centers on a survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China. The Nanjing Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Imperial Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing.

I leave you with my favourite Parcham Collective’s book Footballers of Parcham . They released it today when they turned 8.

Have a good week.