Alex has been asking to hear his grandparents’ stories since he was old enough to listen. His 2015 documentary on the Keystone XL Pipeline, In The Path of Resistance, was featured by the international broadcasting network RT and translated into Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.
Alex's younger brother, also a filmmaker, usually focuses more on fiction than documentary. His first feature film, a narrative drama, Snowflakes, is on its way to festivals. He works at a social justice oriented Western Massachusetts production company and tries to bike long distances when possible in his free time.
“Do you remember us?”
Grandpa Mel has lived an entire life, much of it spent with my grandmother, Connie.
Where do our memories go when we lose them?
“I felt like part of me was half-baked, you know, when I look back now, the Connie that I was, I am very compassionate about her now, but she had a very hard time[…]There are some things that you have to learn on your own, you cannot expect[...]I was a fan of the movies, and Tarzan always came and rescued Jane[…]That was in the movies, I’m telling you, the movies of the 30s and 40s and 50s, there was always a hero at the end, and the woman had to be saved[…]And one day, I got it that Tarzan wasn’t coming to rescue me.”