When a homeowner’s insurance claimant experiences the total loss of a home, insurance companies often require a comprehensive contents inventory to be prepared. Filmed in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California after the CZU Lightning Complex wildfire, filmmaker Irene Lusztig invites her own neighbors to share objects lost or found in the fire. Together, they create a different kind of “contents inventory”—a collective emotional map of what home means at a moment when the idea of home feels most fragile.
Irene Lusztig's work has been screened around the world, including at the Berlinale, MoMA, IDFA Amsterdam, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, BFI London Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival and DocLisboa. She teaches filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz where she is Professor of Film and Digital Media.
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