SD video
57 min 17 sec

Produced over the course of eight years beginning in 2007, Paradise is a feature-length non-fiction video that focuses on seven American stories of abandoned sites, quietly investigating their landscapes in order to consider who and what we are comfortable remembering. The narratives include that of Wounded Knee in South Dakota; Centralia, an erstwhile mining town in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania; and the site of Jonestown in Guyana. A communal as well as an individual history, Paradise is a call for solidarity as much as it is a poetic meditation on the past, the present, and the meaning of home in a time of displacement.