produced, directed, edited by L. Kissel
footage: found photographs / prelinger archives
digital video, TRT: 8:00
Finding Lula is a journey through ephemeral, material evidence that suggests the life of my Great Aunt, who I never knew. The story of Lula is simultaneously the telling of a history and the setting of a scene for narrative possibility. It is true that Lula spent some of her life in hospitals. It is true she traveled- the California, Kentucky, and West Virginia. But what did she do when she lived in these places? How was she understood by the people she encountered? Lula wasn't abandoned by the family; over time, she simply became invisible. this documentary is an attempt to find her, to suggest a possible history alongside fragments of evidence.