"home" Official Trailer
Added August 26th, 2010
“Home” is available on DVD at www.mattfaust.net
A touching portrayal of the essence of home is conveyed through this bittersweet, evocative archive of a house in Chalmette, Louisiana that was flooded by Katrina. The filmmaker is a member of the third generation of his family that lived in this house, which was designed and built by his grandparents in the early 1960’s. The house was flooded by about nine feet of water when the levees failed during Katrina, and was mistakenly torn down a year later.
The central theme of this film is the essence of home and the feeling of loss that occurs when home becomes a memory. While an extreme and abrupt form of this loss was experienced by many as a result of Hurricane Katrina, most people have experienced a more subtle form of this loss as a result of the inevitable change that comes with time. And while time and place may meet again in such a special way as to form a new home for some, that first experience of home must come to an end and the life that happened there can only exist as memories.
This film aspires to distill the universal qualities of this theme and convey them in a way that everyone can relate to so that observers of Katrina may see beyond the forensic analysis of Katrina’s aftermath and gain a deeper understanding of what has been lost.
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