A presence of being. Just living, just being. Instead of looking at we look from, instead of being tourists we are neighbors, instead of asking questions we live their answers. It's easy to forget this, but uninformed voyeurism can tell us more lies than truth.
Instead we experience the systematic forgetfulness, the past that never fade away, we gaze into Hale County not through scripted cameras nor edited responses but a direct perspective where people, places, distractions and attractions are all juxtaposed into moments that say more than words ever could.
Not a strict narrative but not a non-narrative, rather a loose one that threads the whole piece into not a plot, not a story, but just life as rarely, truly shared this way. Empathy is born through lived-experiences, and film rarely lets us live this freely; let yourself be a resident of Hale County, at least for a little while.