SXSW 2024 - Songs From The Hole and The In Between
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In this episode we discuss two beautiful SXSW Film Festival documentaries about processing loss and grief. Songs From The Hole is a documentary/visual album that follows JJ'88, a prisoner struggling with being both a perpetrator and victim of violence, through hip-hop and soul. We are joined by director Contessa Gayles, producer Richie Reseda, and writer/co-producer JJ'88 as they share why this project evolved from an album to a visual album/film, how they joined forces to create this film, and the importance of forgiveness. The In Between follows filmmaker Robie Flores as she returns home after the passing of her brother to reflect on her childhood, and what coming of age on the US/Mexico border looks like. Director Robie Flores and her brother/producer Alejandro Flores explain how the entire film was a family affair, their joy in working with sound producer/film composer Camilo Lara,  looking within to process grief, and their frustration at the common misrepresentation of life on a border town. Follow Songs From The Hole on IG Follow director Contessa Gayless on IG Follow producer Richie Reseda on IG Follow producer/musician JJ'88 on IG Follow director Robie Flores on IG Follow producer Alejandro Flores on IG Audio engineering by Jeff Hunt from Storied: San Francisco Support the Show. Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 10 years, recorded 700+ episodes, and won Best of the Bay Best Podcast in 2022 and 2023 without your help! -- Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal. -- Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage! Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! Visit our website! Follow us on Instagram & Facebook Listen every Tuesday at 9 - 10 am on BFF.FM
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