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Honorable Mention, Documentary

ASHES TO ASHES

Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk

Winfred Rembert, a survivor of an attempted lynching in 1967, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.

ASHES TO ASHES is a story that I found to be heartbreaking, moving, and historically important! Wilfred Rembert, a survivor of an attempted lynching in 1967, is truly lovable. Even though it was painful to hear his traumatic history, I found it heart-warming that he has been able to channel his trauma into such beautiful artwork. This film goes beyond a surface level exploration of historical and societal systemic racism, but also dives deep into the ripple-effects of trauma. — Lauren (Head Programmer)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Documentary

RUNTIME

25 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Documentary, History

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

TBA

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Playing as a part of

SHOWTIME

Online Festival

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


Award Block

Available to watch on demand from August 30-September 5, 2020


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CREDITS

Directors: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk


Producer: Todd Rees


Producer: Taylor Rees


Cinematographer: Renan Ozturk


Editor: Joe Peeler


Sound: Jeffery Crocker


Music:  Logan Nelson


Cast: Winfred Rembert, Dr.Shirley Jackson Whitaker

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