The Sebastopol Siege
On the night of March 2nd, 1973, Michaela Madden, a recently widowed mother of 5, was held hostage for 8 hours in her rural California home — and subsequently vilified by her community. When her family revisits the story forty-five years later, the powers of human compassion and police aggression come into conflict in a larger exploration of family mythology and trauma.
2019 Points North Shortform Editing Residency
2019 Docs in Progress Peer Pitch West/Midwest
Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
DIRECTED & EDITED BY
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Victor Tadashi Suarez