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“SILENT STORYTELLERS” TO BE SCREENED AT CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Documentary explores history, culture, importance of preserving Arkansas’s cemeteries


What: “Silent Storytellers” screening, discussion and reception.

When: Friday, March 5, 6 p.m.

Where: Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton 

    Avenue, Little Rock

Who:  AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto

Co-producer, director, cinematographer, composer Hop Litzwire

Co-producer Casey Sanders

Dr. Jamie C. Brandon, station archeologist, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Southern Arkansas University

Arkansas Historic Preservation Department of the Arkansas Department of Heritage

Arkansas Archeology Survey

Arkansas Humanities Council

Guided by author and cemetery researcher Abby Burnett, “Silent Storytellers,” explores the cultural, artistic and personal stories cemeteries provide to the surrounding communities. Featuring cemeteries in 10 Arkansas counties – including Boone, Crawford, Franklin, Hempstead, Johnson, Lawrence, Newton, Pulaski, Searcy and Sevier – “Silent Storytellers” also provides information on proper tombstone cleaning and preservation techniques from Norton Fine Arts Conservation.

Filmed over two years, “Silent Storytellers” is co-produced by Hop Litzwire and Casey Sanders.

“Silent Storytellers” is funded, in part, by a grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Arkansas Department of Heritage.

Following an opening reception and the screening, Adornetto, Litzwire, Sanders, Brandon and other cemetery preservationists will be on hand to discuss the documentary.

“Silent Storytellers” premieres on AETN Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. and will repeat Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, at noon. It will repeat on AETN-2 Sunday, March 21, at 6:30 a.m.

For media RSVP or more information, contact: Tiffany Verkler, AETN promotions supervisor, at (501) 682-4157 or tverkler@aetn.org.


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