Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, where a Bangladeshi immigrant family kept a thriving urban garden. A brother and sister share their memories of that garden, which was recently leveled in order to make a parking space for their father's livery car. Prompted by the filmmaker, they recall the year that the overhead lattice support for the garden was woven out of 35mm film.
Length: 5 minutes
Language: English, Bengali, Urdu
Premiere: New York
Primary Cast: Phalguni Sultana, Francis Rahul
Director: Melissa Friedling
MELISSA FRIEDLING has made numerous short films and videos over the last 20 years, often with work that merges found and live-action footage featuring iconic images removed from their context and resituated, juxtaposed, and/or redesigned to tell alternative or parallel narratives. She lives in Brooklyn.