(dir. Trina Lopez, 2004, 46 min) -- Following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, San Francisco rose from its own ashes to become one of the liveliest cities in America. How is it that it also managed to banish nearly all of its dead? A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco’s Lost Cemeteries exhumes the hidden history of how this modern metropolis managed to systematically relocate nearly all of its burial grounds to make room for the living. Through recollections of residents who remember these forgotten graveyards to reflections on present-day conflicts that pit the living against the dead, A Second Final Rest reveals an astonishing chapter in the history of the American West in which those who settled the City by the Bay were unceremoniously sent packing long after they had passed from this world to the next.
This is part of the Incite/Insight Film Series, a collaborative production of Shaping San Francisco, New Nothing Cinema, and the Anthropology and Social Change Department at CIIS. http://www.shapingsf.org/public-talks/index.html
Free and open to the public--potluck: bring beverages to share, as well as your ideas and comments!
Please Note: I am posting this so everyone can know about it, but there is a possibility that I may not attend (because of homework). But you should RSVP yes and go!!!