BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Crawford

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Crawford
USA / 2008 / 74 min
DIRECTOR:
David Modigliani
1999: The town of Crawford, Texas has 705 inhabitants and one American presidential candidate.

In 1999 the presidential candidate George W. Bush purchased a ranch in the small town of Crawford, Texas. In an attempt to underpin his image as an all-American down-home cowboy, Bush declared Crawford as his second home away from the White House. The resulting boom, media frenzy and the ever-increasing attempts to keep the citizens of Crawford in line with the politics of the Bush administration, is the main focus of CRAWFORD. Crawford's fate serves as a striking parallell to what the US as a country has gone through under the leadership of Bush and Cheney.

David Modigliani

David Modigliani is educated at Harvard and University of Texas in Austin. He has worked in both film and theater and recently concluded his three-year fellowship at the Michener Center for Writers with the Austin production of his play WIRELESS-LESS. CRAWFORD is his first feature-length film.