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Counting the Dead

image fro the film Counting the Dead by Catharine Axley

16mm black and white film

Documentary Film and Video
December, 2013
Video Duration: 
6:53 min.


A former city librarian's 50 year-long quest to account for the names of those who died in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Regional Finalist, Documentary Category, Student Academy Award, 2014
Director's Choice Award - 3rd Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2015
Audience Choice for Documentary Short Form, International Film Festival of the Cinematic Arts, 2014
DOC NYC, 2014
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2014
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2014
United Nations Association Film Festival, 2014
BendFilm Festival, 2014
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2014
Real to Reel International Film Festival, 2014
Dam Short Film Festival, 2014
Bay Area Student Showcase at the Pacific Film Archive, 2014
San Francisco Public Library Screening, 2014