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Big Moccasin

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Big Moccasin

Big Moccasin tenderly portrays the lives of four residents of an Appalachian Valley in an effort to uncover sidelined American stories. Overflowing with anecdotes of neighborhood grudges, high school pranks and unwavering belief in God, Big Moccasin is revealed to be an isolating space, as well as one that provides a rich community with an independent identity.

Complex and vibrant!

—Basil Tsiokis, DOC NYC

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Higher Education DVD + PPR $289.00
Higher Education DVD + PPR + Streaming License $439.00
K-12 and Nonprofit Groups DVD + PPR $139.00

The twenty-five ­mile stretch of road in Virginia is brimming with tales of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the undying affection the inhabitants feel for the very land itself. The anxieties of people who are removed from mainstream society are exposed and a complex collage of tradition, faith and friendship is created. Guided by husband and wife team, Chelsea and Andrew Moynehan, we learn that there is much to discover in this pocket of America; Big Moccasin is a hub of community, music and nature. A charismatic quartet made up of Mouse, Polo, Steve Burke and Geraldine Frazier lead us through the film and demonstrate the duality of the place they call home through their individual stories.

Run time: 65 minutes

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ANDREW MOYNEHAN is a filmmaker, film editor and artist. His work has been shown worldwide in places including the Tate Modern, London and The New York Photo Festival. In 2011, Moynehan was awarded the Presidential Scholarship award a year-long residency from the School of Visual Arts, New York, he also holds a B.A from the University of the Arts London. He is from Bradford, England and lives in Brooklyn with his wife Chelsea.

CHELSEA MOYNEHAN is a director, cinematographer, and film editor. She previously directed the documentary short, THE SQUARE CIRCLE, which premiered at the Boxing International Film Festival in New York and is featured on NOWNESS. She is a nominee of the prestigious Tierney Fellowship for photography, and a graduate from the School of Visual Arts. Big Moccasin is her first feature endeavor. She is from Long Island, New York and lives in Brooklyn with her husband Andrew.