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Searcy County

Original title Searcy County


I’m a Northerner, a Boston-bred Jew. But, somewhere along the way, Arkansas became my second home. I have passed this livestock auction house many times – and I had always wanted to film it. One day, I finally brought my camera and………well, I just hope I created a piece that is respectful and honest, a view into a little-known world through the eyes of an outsider.

Author/s Noam Osband

An anthropologist and filmmaker, his prior work includes co-producing, co-editing, and filming Sobresalir, a documentary about immigrant parents’ navigating the American public school system. His first feature length documentary, Adelante, is a film about Mexican immigration to a historically Irish Catholic church outside of Philadelphia. This year, he has begun shooting a feature-length documentary about Mexican guest workers in the southeast United States, a film that will serve as the first documentary film ever submitted for a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Noam Osband
Photography Noam Osband
Sound Noam Osband
Editing Noam Osband