Zazie Ray-Trapido

      Nona (16mm, 6 minutes, color/sound, 2022)

Dr. Eva Ray is now approaching 90. Eva is a holocaust survivor who fled the Nazis in former Yugoslavia with her mother and sister. They settled in New York City, where she proceeded to spend her formative years. Eva worked for NASA as a biochemist—retiring in her late 50’s and she’s been heavily involved in local politics ever since. This portrait film of my grandmother weaves through past and present, exploring the role that memory has on who she is today.

Additional Cinematography:
Leonardo Pirondi
Sound Mix:
Craig Smith

2023 - HEAVY LIGHT by San Diego Underground Arts
2023 - Athens International Film and Video Festival
2022 - Engauge Experimental Film Festival
2022 - Antimatter [Media Art]
2022 - REDCAT
2022 - Bideodromo

Nona (trailer)