Monday, March 15, 2010

Found to air on Bravo this March

We've talked about the fine short film "Found" before, based upon the poetry of Souvankham Thammavongsa who discovered her father's discarded scrapbook from the refugee camps in the 1970s after her family escaped from Laos. Directed by Paramita Nath, it's an impressionistic journey employing old photos, home movies, animation and text.

This month, FOUND is airing on the "Bravo!FACT Presents" episode "Through the Eyes of a Child." If you get a chance, catch it!

And remember, if you're looking for other films about the Lao experience, we've talked about many of them earlier:

I am excited that many of the films now emerging are taking us to a point where we can critically examine them not merely as documentary objects but artistic objects and experiences. Found, like Nerakhoon, covers familiar ground without descending into the obvious. Documentary without being hagiographic. Aesthetic, but rarely overwrought. Here's to future projects!

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