Movie explores internment of local filmmaker's grandfather during WWII

Jan 22, 2020 302

BY: Ethan Mickelson

A locally funded and produced interactive film reports on a contentious point in American history — and explores a personal family story for the filmmaker whose grandfather is the subject. "Watching Leo" is on display as part of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival, which is currently in Fargo and will also visit Bismarck and Minot later this year.

It’s the story of family and struggle — a scrapbook account from the distant memories of an enemy alien. “It’s a very long and detailed story,” prefaces filmmaker Ray Rea. In his project, a mind map of sorts outlines his grandfather’s experience as an emigrant from Italy during World War II.

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SOURCE: https://www.inforum.com

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