Hollow Tree

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Hollow Tree follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River’s engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.


Touring with the Film

Chachi Hauser (Producer) is producing Dea Gjinovci and Antoine Goldet’s Sisters Act, an international feature documentary in production with support from Field of Vision, Fork Films, and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. Previously, she produced the short film “The Rat” (2019 Sundance Film Festival) and was associate producer of Netflix/POV documentary Roll Red Roll (2018 Tribeca Film Festival). She has received numerous fellowships, including the 2019 Sundance Talent Forum, the 2019 Southern Producers Lab, the 2020 The Gotham Documentary Lab, and the 2022 Hot Docs Dealmaker Forum. Chachi’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her first book, It’s fun to be a person I don’t know, was published by University of Nebraska Press in March 2023.

Mekenzie Fanguy (Protagonist) grew up ‘down the bayou’ in Houma, Louisiana, and is currently enrolled in Nicholls University, where she is studying business.


Alabama - Louisiana - Mississippi Circuit with Chachi Hauser (Producer), and for the first two dates Mekenzie Fanguy (Protagonist) 

Sunday, April 14, 2024: Jackson, MS - Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Monday, April 15, 2024: Alexandria, LA - Arts Council of Central Louisiana 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024: Cleveland, MS - Bologna Performing Arts Center, Delta State University
Wednesday, April 17, 2024: Birmingham, AL - Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema
Thursday, April 18, 2024: Hanceville, AL - Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College