To Santa Anita, With Love
Video Provided By: Kristen Hastings
Synopsis: A love letter to a magical space where a beautiful flow of workers, athletes and nature come together ultimately in a perfect union with the mystique of the thoroughbred race-horse and it’s uncanny ability to unite humanity. One always has a great day at the races only made possible by the warm and soulful characters that have dedicated, in some cases over 50 years of their lives to the gorgeous nooks and riches of “The Great Race Place.” Bio: Kristen Hastings is a student at the University of California, San Diego studying Visual Arts and European History. She grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA. She moonlights as a social documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her goal as a filmmaker is to raise social consciousness and to get people to see the beauty in even the weirdest quarters of the world. She may seem content behind the camera while shooting at the track, but secretly wishes she was riding one of the horses!