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  • Title: LUSO-FORNIA
  • Client: CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES

LUSO-FORNIA is an impressionistic vision of the relationship between humanity, nature, and spirituality in California’s Central Valley, where big agriculture has commodified the landscape and rendered it largely soulless. It is here that generations of immigrants in an isolated town turn to their Portuguese heritage to find meaning and community, holding an annual religious and cultural celebration that culminates in a “bloodless” bullfight. LUSO-FORNIA is an emotive document celebrating California’s bleak dairylands — discovering the unseen beauty of its residents’ lives and testifying to the power of a richly constructed, communal universe.