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  • Irene Lusztig
  • United States
  • 2021
  • 31 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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When a homeowners insurance claimant experiences the total loss of a home, insurance companies often require a comprehensive contents inventory to be prepared—a spreadsheet listing every single object that was in the destroyed home. Filmed in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California during the nine months following the CZU Lightning Complex wildfire that destroyed over 900 area homes, filmmaker Irene Lusztig invites her own neighbors to share objects lost or found in the fire. Together, they co-create a different kind of “contents inventory”—a collective emotional map of what home means at a moment when the idea of home feels most fragile.


Irene Lusztig
Sara Archambault


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31' and 16', DCP, color
Spoken languages

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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