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The Flock centers on the 1979 religious migration of California families to Alabama and the effect it had on the movement’s children.
The Flock is a documentary about families in the late 1970s that left their homes, their friends and families to move across the country to Alabama in the name of religion. They moved to join the Gulf Coast Covenant Church. The church, which was highly structured, closely mimicked the family structure, and thus, when the church broke a part, many families followed suit. The documentary focuses on how the migration affected the children of this movement and how it influences their understanding of religion and family today.
Director: Joe Hobson
Producer/Editor: Cara Marisa Deleon
Sound: Clinton Hayes
Cinematographers: Maisoue Yang & Bryan Massa
About the Production:
Where are you from? It’s always a difficult question to answer. I was born in California but for 15 years of my childhood I lived in Alabama. Through this documentary I want to know the full story, not only my story but the stories of other who experienced the same migration and its effect.
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