Building a Home In the Antelope Valley. What is Home? Where Is Home?                 

Produced by Contemporary MAP, 2008.

Director/ photographer/ editor: Shoshana Brand

The movie received a Grant from the California Council for the Humanities.


A  house is a dwelling with a roof on its top, but sometimes it may step beyond its square footage to define itself as a “home”.

This 45-minute Documentary Video tells the stories of people who have come from various locals and backgrounds to build their homes in the Antelope Valley, a rural part of Los Angeles County. The piece explores why the individuals in the video chose to make their home there, and how the location impacts their lives and lifestyles.

Two main topics are addressed in the movie: the physical building of a house, and when a house becomes a home.

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Talking in front of the audience before the screening