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Fireland

Film/Video

Image courtesy of Justin Zimmerman

Fireland

Introduced by Justin Zimmerman
Justin Zimmerman , 2006

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Tue, Mar 28, 2006 7 PM

Ohio State graduate Justin Zimmerman offers an insightful, historical account of an Ohio tragedy.
In November 1963, 63 Ohioans perished in a fire at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Fitchville. However, the tragedy was relatively overlooked. As it happened, the day after the fire President Kennedy was assassinated and the nation was awash in coverage of the events in Dallas. Ohio State graduate Justin Zimmerman's new documentary Fireland examines the circumstances leading up to and following the fire by combining a variety of archival elements including the famous Zapruder film of the Kennedy motorcade. (video, 50 mins.)

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