Those People of the South
Written, Directed, and Edited by
Ashley Christopher Leach
Produced by Laura Klein
*Premiered at the 20th Annual Slamdance International Film Festival
In his experimental short Those People of the South, Ashley Christopher Leach examines his southern upbringing through crude audio recordings and 16mm, Super 8 mm, and iPhone images. Part One: Whatever Happened to Millie Lammoreaux unearths the tragedy of failed ideals of southern femininity. Part Two: Daddy A Cinematic Experiment pays homage to Leach's eccentric father. Part Three: Ezekiel ties together the South's painful relationship between racism and religion. As a whole the experimental short contextualizes the complexities of one artist's southern identity.