A small town in the federal state of Florida, at Lake Okeechobee: Pahokee. Since the beginning of the 20th century a particular initiation rite has been practised here for boys on the cusp of manhood. While the sugarcane fields are burning, the young men come to the edges of the fields to capture the fleeing rabbits.
Speed and strength, courage and coordination skills are necessary in order to catch the rabbits with one’s bare hands. Afterwards, the animals are killed and eaten.
Patrick Bresnan has been acquainted with the Pakohee community for many years and has shot numerous documentaries there.
USA / Hungary 2017
Documentary form12 min · Colour
Christopher Burgess JrTa'Questa BrowningDeante BurgessKevis BurgessCrystal BurgessDa'Tavious BurgessK’Nia Jackson
The director, producer and visual artist holds a masters degree in sustainability from the University of Texas and has worked for two notable artists of the Mission School movement, Clara Rojas and Barry McGee. His short documentary The Send-Off premiered at Sundance and won several awards, including at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He is currently co-directing a feature film with his partner Ivete Lucas. Both of them were named by Filmmaker Magazine among the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2016.Filmography (short films)
2011 Super-Bowl Parking Lot; short film 2012 The Curse and the Jubilee; co-director: Ivete Lucas, short film 2016 The Send-Off; co-director: Ivete Lucas, short film 2017 Skip Day; co-director: Ivete Lucas, short film · One Big Misunderstanding; co-director: Ivete Lucas · The Rabbit Hunt
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017
Otis Lucas Filmswww.otislucas.com