Video > The Last Descendants

Huckleberry Finn, complete film, 11 min.
11:30 minutes

In this video, Judith G. Levy plays an interviewer who meets with the last, living relatives of Huckleberry Finn, who surprise her with information that changes her perceptions about who Huck Finn's real parents were and the true nature of his relationship with Jim, the slave who ran away with him. I am interested in the limitations of public and private history as well as in how narratives are created. I make faux family trees, and use humor and the suspension of disbelief to explore challenging issues that are still unresolved.