Lordville, directed by Temple University FMA Professor Rea Tajiri, will have its premier at CAAMFest. The film will be screened March 15th at the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkeley, and March 16th at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, in San Francisco.
CAAMFest is organized by the The Center for Asian American Media and is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films. CAAMFEST has taken place annually since 1982 in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, where approximately 130 films are exhibited.
Lordville is described by Tajiri as a “meditative documentary that asks what is it means to own the land.” The idea came to her after she purchased property in Lordville, NY, and started reflecting on relationships with the land, its past, and its stories.
“This film is not the typical issue-driven documentary, but is very much an environmental film,” Tajiri explains. She adds that it is essential to consider the work within a context. “In a time that we are rapidly industrializing landscape, it’s an important moment to reflect in our relationship to land, to its history, to how we use it, and to our body’s connection to it”.
For more information about the screenings in CAAMFEST visit the website page here.