“This is the Real Narrative of Our Country”: Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas on Challenging Stereotypes and Shaping Raw Experience in Pahokee

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"Pahokee is the best documentary I've seen this Sundance. It's 'America To Me' only verité and in a 112-minute micro." 

Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

"A complex and multi-layered work that recalls both the gritty social realism of the new American cinema as well as the neorealist touch. Pahokee is a powerful portrait of a forgotten America absent from the current political discourse." 

Giona A. Nazzaro, Head of Critics Week, Venice Film Festival

"The pair filmed and worked in the community making shorts for years before entrenching themselves for this massive feat, and the casual acceptance of their presence helps Pahokee feel like something special. It’s an insight into the future of the country and the state, and a rebuke to the assumption that rural farming communities are inherently white."

Monica Castillo, Remezcla

"Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart." 

-Guy Lodge, Variety 

“It is the quiet moments of genuine humanity and poignancy that the filmmakers capture that linger long after the credits.” 

Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle