BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
Abel Raises Cain

Abel Raises Cain

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Abel Raises Cain
USA / 2004 / 84 min
DIRECTOR:
Jenny Abel & Jeff Hockett
Abel challenges the obvious and utters the outrageous!

When Alan Abel decided to start a campaign to dress house pets in the name of decency in the late 50’s, he unknowingly started a career that over the next 40 years turned him into a constant thorn in American media’s side. His elaborate and well planned hoaxes throughout the years included a school for beggars and getting the Ugandian dictator Idi Amin married in the USA.

ABEL RAISES CAIN is Jenny Abel’s energetic and loving tribute to her father, as well as a personal story of growing up in a family quite unlike others.

Jenny Abel & Jeff Hockett

Jenny Abel graduated with a degree in video and television production from Emerson College in Boston. She moved to Los Angeles shortly after and began coordinating overseas productions for Nu Image and Millennium Films. In 2003, she left her job so that she could focus on finishing her own project, ABEL RAISES CAIN, her first feature documentary.