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Weekly Documentary Series: OBIT

Director: Vanessa Gould

A small staff of obituary writes 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. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits. There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism.


Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Earlier Event: August 2
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Later Event: August 12