Documentary Bad Ax MI will make its world premiere at SXSW

bad ax is located in the inch of Michigan and has a population of just over 3,000 people. That’s about all I knew of the city. Now I find out that a documentary about an Asian-American family who fought to keep their restaurant open during the Covid pandemic will be screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March.

The Huron Daily Tribune reported about the family’s son, David Siev, who directed the documentary. When he found out his documentary about his family, the town of Bad Ax and the struggle they’ve been through was picked up by the 2022 SXSW Film Festival, he said “I was, like, ‘Wow, that’ is unreal'”

David wanted to tell the story of his father who came from Cambodia as a child to live his American dream. He and his wife eventually opened a restaurant named “Rachel’s Food & Spirits” and after many years their business flourished. Everything changed when Covid-19 arrived on our shores and in March 2020 Governor Whitmer closed all bars and restaurants.

The documentary titled “Bad Axe” is going through all the trials and tribulations caused by Governor Whitmer closing their restaurant as well as heightened racial tensions in the city due to the death of George Floyd.

It looks very interesting.

His documentary is one of the eight selected and will be screened on March 14and15and and 18and to South by Southwest Film Festival. You can stream the documentary online through the purchase of a virtual ticket. This viewing will take place on March 15and at 9 a.m. est.

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