These are a selection of my short micro-historical documentaries
A short documentary about an island in the Mississippi River which was the plantation home of the president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis.
This is a short documentary portrait of Idale, an African American female, who worked as a 'help' raising white children in Mississippi in the 1960s, told from the prospective the the child she helped raise.
This film was made as part of a workshop with Jonas Mekas. As Mekas records his life and later edits and creates a narrative, I too reviewed hours of old footage to create a narrative responding to the growth and fragility of life. It is 13 minutes mixing my grandmothers home movie footage with my own all filmed in Mississippi and Louisiana.
This video installation was made using the footage and audio tracks from Davis Island I found from the 1960s and from footage I recorded in 2010.