A Poem By Alba
A Film by Yoo Lee
A Poem by Alba is loosely based on my former neighbor Alba who has passed away. She was a very spirited woman who lived alone and had a lot of pride. When she got sick, she reached out to her loved ones who couldn’t visit her.
I channeled that yearning she had, and poured my own yearning of wanting to see my parents during Covid pandemic who lived overseas. Aging and dealing with our own mortality is something that’s universal that we all have to deal with. So I wanted to infuse humanity and transport the viewers to a place of love of someone elderly we might have in our lives in hope that we stay connected and reach out to that very person who might be lonely.