Work in Progress screening: Pam's Kitchen [In-Person Only]
Free with RSVP!
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Calling all opinionated film lovers! Come be among the very first to see Pam’s Kitchen, a new short film from local director David Gwynn, and help shape the finished product. You’ll meet the filmmaker, view the most recent cut of the film, and then participate in a post-film discussion which will very likely have an impact on the film’s next steps. See below for a synopsis, stills, and prompts for audiences to consider during the viewing.
Please note: This film is not pre-screened by NWFF staff. The presenting filmmaker takes full responsibility for its contents.
About the film:
(David Gwynn, US, 2020–2022, 22 min, in English)
Coming off of a difficult 2019, celebrated Seattle restaurant owner Pam Jacob was at a loss for what to do when the first U.S. case of Covid was confirmed in her home city. As cases skyrocketed and mandatory shut-downs were put in place, she watched as business slowed to zero. Scraping by on a mix of government loans, predatory pay-day loans, and a GoFundMe fundraiser, Pam’s mental health began to decline.
The film broadens the scope, defining mass trauma and analyzing the mental health effects of Covid on the general public through the perspective of a Public Health researcher from Boston University. Pam returns to family and friends in Trinidad to re-center herself and reconnect with the values and traditions she came from. Her community in Wallingford comes together to support what they know as a vibrant and warm staple of the neighborhood – a welcoming dose of Caribbean flavor and love in the Nordic-tempered whiteness of Seattle.