Library of Dust (Short)

Director: Ondi Timoner
Co-Director: Robert James
Total Running Time: 17 minutes
Release Date: 2010

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.

Select Awards
Winner Grand Jury Prize – Seattle Int’l Film Festival
Winner Best Non-Fiction Short – Traverse City Film Festival
Official Selection – Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest
Official Selection – Sydney Film Festival
Official Selection – San Francisco Int’l Film Festival
Official Selection – SXSW, World Premiere
Official Selection – Ashland Independent Film Festival
Official Selection – Mill Valley Film Festival
Official Selection – Savannah Film Festival

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About The Filmmaker

Ondi Timoner is the only filmmaker to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 Sundance-winning doc, DIG! about the collision of art & commerce through the lives of two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live In Public, about an internet visionary who showed... Read more ›

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