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Hollow Tree

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

HOLLOW TREE is a free documentary screening in the BPAC Recital Hall as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. All screenings begin at 6:00pm. Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River’s engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.

Director’s Statement: This film invites three young women, who did not previously know each other, to learn with me and my filmmaking team, and their respective communities. They travel to different sites along the Mississippi River, where they engage in dialogue with engineers, activists, and Indigenous leaders. The idea was to use filmmaking as a classroom, and to develop a documentary practice for the climate crisis. As I encourage the young people in my film to notice their surroundings, they begin to imagine Louisiana’s past — its history of slavery, Indigenous dispossession, and colonization — and, by extension, Louisiana’s future. The one that they will experience and help to shape.

Find more information about the film at https://hollowtreefilm.com/

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the Southern Circuit, please visit www.southarts.org/southerncircuit.


April 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Bologna Performing Arts Center
(662) 846-4625
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