A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries is just that. There are almost no graveyards in the city I call home, even though there were many in decades past. Burials are illegal here, and there are very few places to have cremated remains housed. These are strange distinctions indeed, and the film reveals not only why the dead were evicted, but where most of them went, and how this came to pass in the first half of the 20th century. It also offers insight into how the conflict between the living and the dead in the Bay Area continues to this day.
The film was produced as the thesis requirement for my Master of Fine Arts in Cinema degree. While working on it, I discovered that it would not only fulfill an academic requirement, but fill a knowledge gap in this neglected aspect of the city's past. This film is my gift to Bay Area residents, past and present.
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