Congratulations to FTVM Alum David Siev ('15) whose documentary Bad Axe recently made the Oscar shortlist in the Documentary Feature Film category. Of the 144 documentary features this year that were eligible, Bad Axe was one of 15 chosen to advance to the next round.

The deeply personal film is directed by David Siev and follows the director as he returns home to rural Michigan. There, he captures his Asian-American family’s quest to keep their local restaurant alive, amidst the backdrop of pandemic and Trump-era political and racial tensions.