Pollock Pines, CA

Set on the periphery of the El Dorado National Forest, the city of Pollock Pines (pop. 6,871) lies in a veritable no-man’s land between the smoggy congestion of Sacramento and the cool blue of Lake Tahoe. From 2011 to early 2014, Barbe and her son, Cory, traveled there to document her newly reconciled relationship with her Mother, the resulting footage draws tight their complex mother/daughter binary while also posing questions about the authority and authenticity in those persuasive storytelling tools, memory and memento.