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Library of Dust (2011)

In 2004 the Oregon State Hospital, former site of the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, revealed the existence of thousands of corroded copper urns, each containing cremated human ... See full summary »

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Ondi Timoner, Robert James (co-director)
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In 2004 the Oregon State Hospital, former site of the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, revealed the existence of thousands of corroded copper urns, each containing cremated human remains. Photographer David Maisel captured these beautifully unique urns of forgotten souls on film. Exhibiting their photos revealed secrets, influenced political decisions and reunited families. This film will show how art can stimulate social change and will document the ongoing controversy surrounding a proper memorial for these institutionalized casualties. Written by Anonymous

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28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Ashes Leave Dusty, Haunting Trail...and Tale
13 January 2016 | by bobtilitSee all my reviews

The "One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest" famous mental hospital had a detached room outback with 3600 human cremated remains, dating back to 1936? Film directors Robert James and Ondi Timoner, along with famous photo journalist Mary Ellen Mark and others, document the discovery and the haunting true story of unclaimed ashes and crystallized copper canisters; remains of mostly normally depressed people with no known close relative. (known back then) Go behind the scenes with people that discover and pick up their long lost or unknown relative. Could any of these 1000's of remains be related to you? Check out the LONG list at the end of this well made, short documentary. Unbelievable but true, and at just under 20 minutes, a truly powerful story, and what has happened since the story broke, is astonishing in of itself. Timoner and James hit a bullseye, and hit your heart along the way! A must see.


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