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Raising the Ashes Details

  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 12 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Military & War, Social Issues
  • Director:Michael O'Keefe

FULL SYNOPSIS

Actor Michael O'Keefe directed this documentary, shot on video and transferred to 16mm, about a five-day interfaith retreat at Auschwitz. Organizer and Zen master Roshie Bernie Glassman brought together 150 people from different religions, including a few descendants of both camp survivors and Nazis, for a "healing" experience. With soundtrack songs by Patti Smith and Neil Young, color shots of guests at the retreat are intercut with black-and-white atrocity footage. O'Keefe reads a poem by a camp survivor. Shown at the 1997 Mill Valley and AFI/Los Angeles film festivals. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Crew

Michael O'Keefe
Director
Brett Weinstock
Producer
Brett Weinstock
Executive Producer
Walker Barnard
Sound/Sound Designer
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