Artist Leo Twiggs was so affected by the massacre at Emanual 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 dedicated the entire first floor of the gallery for those nine paintings, a sparse reflection of the tragedy.
SailWind Pictures produced this short 7-minute artist commentary tribute film that accompanys the paintings in exhibition. In the film, the artist reveals his personal journey with Mother Emanuel from tears to forgiveness to redemption.
Winner - BEST OF SHOW - Best non-fiction film by or for a museum
Most Inspiring Documentary
Special Invitation Screening