Raised in the South of Normal (2015)
NOT RATED · 16min · Documentary, Short, Biography · 1 June 2015
Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Espeut interviews Lauretta Hannon about stories from her bestselling book, 'The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life.' Even after writing her story about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Lauretta has yet to set foot on the grounds of her youth, until now. Plagued with a family history of attempted abortion, abandonment, alcoholism, and violence, Lauretta discovers a new affirmation to her life by returning to her childhood home. In 'Raised in the South of Normal,' we find out how Lauretta is able to confront the discord and deaths of her parents and realize her purpose as a writer.