Today, Schneider Park in Akron, Ohio seems like your typical family-friendly park. Do local residents, who walk their dogs or play sports on the grass there, realize how many bodies - and secrets - are buried beneath their feet? From the mid-19th to early-20th century, this green space was a cemetery of unmarked graves attached to the Summit County Infirmary, which housed poor elderly and disabled people of that era. A local theater troupe of actors with disabilities bring the past into the flesh by reenacting what life would have been like for them back then. The Forgotten Dead strives to memorialize those who were marginalized in life and forgotten in death, by challenging us all to rethink our perceptions of the people around us living today with disabilities.
Our friends at Joshua Tree Productions are offering you access to a pre-release screening of
The Forgotten Dead
. For just $10 you have the opportunity to watch the movie online from the comfort of your home for 48 hours - from Friday, June 5th @ 7pm until Sunday, June 7th @7pm (be sure to keep an eye out for some familiar faces as you watch).
Your support will help defray the costs of making their film broadcast ready, producing a 2-minute movie trailer and 30-second promo - the essential marketing tools needed in order to push this film out into the world.