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Library of Dust

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 17 MINUTES | English |


Thousands of corroded copper urns containing the cremated remains of unclaimed psychiatric patients were discovered in 2004. A tour of the Oregon State Hospital involving the local press and a State Senator was conducted to uncover the deplorable conditions of the hospital. What they didn't expect to find was a storeroom full of human ashes dating back to the late 1800s.


Directed by Ondi Timoner, Robert James, and Ondi Timoner

Robert James worked with award-winning director Ondi Timoner in editing and media management on We Live In Public and assistant camera and production coordination on the doc feature Cool It. Library of Dust is his first short film. Ondi Timoner is also known for the feature films DIG!, Join Us, and Nature of the Beast, and the documentary short Recycle.
Ondi Timoner, Robert James
Robert James, Kyle Parker, Ondi Timoner
Primary Cast
David Maisel, Senator Peter Courtney, Mary Ellen Mark, Dr. Marvin Fickle, Rick Attig, Rob Finch
James Leche, Kyle Parker, David Timoner
Sherri Chung, Jonathan Beard
Director of Photography
Peter Simonite


Press Contact
Kyle Parker
NuReality Productions
2600 10th Street, Suite 604B Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510 205 7986
Sales Agent
Robert James
NuReality Productions
2600 Tenth Street Suit 604B Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 415 794 2470