PAHOKEE
Feature Documentary | 112 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/11/2019 and 10/12/2019
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Directed By
Ivete Lucas
Patrick Bresnan

Produced By
Ivete Lucas
Patrick Bresnan
Maida Lynn


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New York Premiere

2019 | English | USA

In their striking feature film debut, HIFF alums Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan immerse themselves in the rural town of Pahokee—a small, close-knit community nestled within the Florida Everglades—to observe four high-school students about to embark on their senior year. Finding themselves on the precipice of adulthood in a community where older generations have placed all of their hopes for opportunity on the youth, these students navigate the often celebratory, sometimes bittersweet rites-of-passage that accompany this hopeful and uncertain time of transition. Imbued with warmth and intimacy, PAHOKEE is a remarkable piece of verité filmmaking that captures both the joy and heartbreak of the teenage experience.