Obit.

Every day, editorial obituary writers deposit the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. This film explores their world, inviting essential questions about life, history, and the inevitable passage of time.
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Overview

Every day, editorial obituary writers deposit the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. This film explores their world, inviting essential questions about life, history, and the inevitable passage of time.

About

Vanessa Gould
Vanessa Gould

Vanessa Gould is a filmmaker, editor and camera operator working in Brooklyn. Gould recently completed OBIT., a feature-length documentary about The New York Times obituaries and their writer-reporters. OBIT. world-premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and will be released by Kino Lorber in 2017. In 2012–2013, she produced and shot for Showtime's Emmy®-winning Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series about climate change executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gould's previous film Between the Folds premiered on PBS’s Independent Lens in December 2009 and was re-broadcast the following season. In 2010, it received a Peabody Award. Between the Folds has been translated into more than ten languages and broadcast in dozens of countries on NHK, CBC, ABC, EBS, NRK, SF, SVT, Al Jazeera, Al Hurra, and other networks. It screened at more than forty-five international film festivals and was recognized with numerous audience and jury awards.
She was a featured presenter at the EG 2010 conference in Monterey, California, and serves on the jury for the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, as well as on several festival juries. She studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and art history, architecture and physics at Columbia University. She paints occasionally, and collects folk and traditional music from around the world.

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Every day, editorial obituary writers deposit the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. This film explores their world, inviting essential questions about life, history, and the inevitable passage of time.

95 min