"Building Home in the Antelope Valley. What is Home? Where is Home?"
A house is a dwelling with a roof on its top, but sometimes it may step
beyond its square footage to define itself as a “home”. The Documentary
Video of Shoshana Brand tells the stories of people who have come
from various locals and backgrounds to build their home in the Antelope
Valley, a rural part in Los Angeles County. The piece explores why the
individuals in the video chose to make their home there, and how the
location impacts their lives and life styles. Two main topics are
addressed in the movie: the physical building of a house, and when a
house becomes a home.
"Who would ever live here?" chuckled Linda and Rob Pluss, when driving through Antelope Valley, CA on their way to another destination. A few years later they started building their dream house in no other place but the Antelope Valley. Two main topics are addressed in Shoshana Brand's Documentary: the physical building of a house, and when a house becomes a home. "What makes this home so satisfying is that my horse lives in my backyard," reveals Joan Fry. Personal moments in the life of the people who have settled down in the Antelope Valley, are interwoven into the desert landscape, presenting both the community and their habitat as an entity that is constantly changing, and is alive.
Movie trailer, about the filmmaker:www.antelopevalleymovie.com
California Council of Humanities: www.calhum.org