an artist commentary short film
Artist Leo Twiggs was so affected by the massacre at Emanuel AME church that he created nine paintings.
This is his story.
In the aftermath of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, batik artist,
Leo Twiggs created a painting to honor the victims. The response was surprising. When he created two more paintings they went viral. So he decided to create a series of nine paintings entitled Requiem for Mother Emanuel.
The City of Charleston's City Gallery has dedicated the entire first floor of the gallery for those nine paintings from June 17 through July 31, 2016.
SailWind produced this short 7-minute artist commentary tribute film that is accompanying the paintings in exhibition. In the film, the artist reveals his personal journey with Mother Emanuel from tears to forgiveness to redemption.
Opening June 17, 2016
through July 31, 2016
Opening August 1, 2016
through October 31. 2016
Opening November 23, 2017
through February 19, 2018
Opening September 5, 2017
through January 7, 2018
Accolades & Film Festivals
Best of Show
Best Non-fiction Film by or for a museum
2nd Place - Documentary Short
Nominated - Most Inspiring Documentary
Special Invitational Screening