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Home Movie Tape

‘Home Movie Tape’ is a short collage piece made in the tradition of home movies. It combines a collection of footage taken through the Covid pandemic in Dominica, with audio from interviews of the filmmaker’s friends on life, love, death, and having kids in these trying times. Loose in form, with the filmmaker’s own voice absent, the film invites the audience to draw their own conclusions.

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Home Movie Tape (2022)

Short (5mins) Art / Experimental

Region:

Dominica

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Michael Lees

Showtimes:

Mon 26 Sep 2022, 6.30pm, 65 Carlos Street, Woodbrook


Michael Lees

Michael Lees

Michael Lees is a Dominican filmmaker and photographer whose work explores themes of connection – to nature, through time, between people and different studies of interest – in a search of the unified “whole”. Michael attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he spent the first half of his college career studying business at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, later switching his major from business to communication studies with a focus in media production. In 2020, Michael released his debut documentary, ‘Uncivilized’, which led him into the forests of Dominica, where he would face Hurricane Maria alone in a palm leaf and bamboo hut. The film premiered at ttff/19 and went on to screen at festivals including the Brooklyn Film Festival and The Pan-African Film Festival in LA. It won the Caribbean Spirit award in 2020 at the Barbados Independent Film Festival. Lees has written, shot, and edited for clients ranging from Billboard to UNICEF. He has exhibited his photography work at national exhibitions and was recently featured in the OECS exhibition Climate Change: An Eastern Caribbean Journey. Michael is a proud member of the Waitukubuli Artist Association.

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