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Obit

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Directed by Vanessa Gould
United States, 2016
Documentary
      English
      English

Synopsis

Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

Our take

A single day in the New York Times’ obituary writers’ room, Vanessa Gould’s deftly structured Obit is a journey into one of the world’s most fascinating professions. Moving beyond curiosity for writing craft, the film hints at the philosophical questions about mortality that concern us all.

Synopsis

Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

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ObitDirected byVanessa Gould
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Awards & Festivals

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Tribeca Film Festival
2016
International Documentary Association
2017 | Nominee: ABC News VideoSource Award

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