RO HABER

Writer // Director // Creator

BRADDOCK, PA
4 Part Series

Follow the Monongahela River southeast from Pittsburgh to Braddock, Pennsylvania, a steel town whose residents forged America—and paid for it with their lives. The city and its surrounding area have one of the highest cancer rates in the country, and a history of health outcomes split along color lines. Braddock (population: less than 2,000) is also home to people who are determined to stick around and improve their lives and the lives of their neighbors. In this powerful new documentary series, we meet an activist, a filmmaker, a farmer, and a politician fighting to bring their town back from the brink.

 

NEW DEEP SOUTH
Ep 1 - Instababy

A super young interracial couple in Jackson, Mississippi tries to adopt a baby off Instagram.

Winner - Audience Award at LA Film Festival
Winner - Audience New Orleans Film Festival

 

NEW DEEP SOUTH
Ep 2 - Kayla 

Austin wants to be the type of woman his mother was. The type to mow the lawn in heels. But he lives in a tiny town in the Mississippi delta and has never met a transperson in his life. Will he be able to walk his graduation stage in heels?

Winner - Best Documentary Short, 2017 Webby Awards
Nominated - 2017 GLAAD Awards

 

NEW DEEP SOUTH
episode 3 / House of JXN

A group of queer and gender non-conforming people in Jackson, Mississippi form a social structure called Rainbow Families. House of JXN follows them as they come together to offer each other support, protection, and love in one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

Official Selection - 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection - New Orleans Film Festival
Official Selection - AFI Festival
Official Selection - Melbourne International Film Festival

all materials copywrite Rosie Haber 2018