A small supermarket somewhere in the Florida backwoods. The staff come in early, drink coffee and restock the shelves. They chat about the air conditioning, would like to read poetry in peace and sometimes even get lucky on the slot machine. Throughout this experimental documentary short, a Pahokee Florida supermarket amid the hum of late capitalism reveals its community history.
Kevin Contento is a Colombian-American filmmaker born in Plantation, Florida in 1990. His debut feature film The Conference of the Birds premiered in Paris and won the Narrative Features Jury Award at the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival. From Fish to Moon, his latest short film, had its International premiere in the Berlinale Shorts Competition at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.