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The first documentary to explore  the storied and complex legacy of Nobel-prize winner WILLIAM FAULKNER - his life, literary masterpieces and his role in today's conversation on race, civil rights and community.

An Opening into  FAULKNER: THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD
Written and directed by Michael Modak-Truran
Produced by Anastasia Lampton Triplett and Jeremy Culver
Executive Producer Anita Modak-Truran

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FAULKNER  is one of the most celebrated authors of the twentieth century 

Two time winner of the Pulitzer  prize

Two time winner of the National Book Award

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Hollywood scriptwriter

Influencer 

Time Magazine's Man of 
the New South



Cultural revolutionary

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The Past Is Never Dead Gareth Dunlop & Lee Rogers

In our current time reckoning on diversity, equity and inclusion, FAULKNER: THE PAST IS NEVER  DEAD offers an of our present through Faulkner's personal struggles and literary masterpieces.

Gareth and Lee Rogers' Original Song "The Past Is Never Dead"

"Faulkner reminds us, the past is never dead and buried -- it is not even past."

Barack Obama, former President of the United States 

 

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Narrated by and starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts as Faulkner and Skyler Adams as Young Faulkner. 

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William Ferris

Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities

"Faulkner is very relevant
to the 21st century"  
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