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Directed By Steve Cantor



Ten years after directing the Academy Award-nominated Blood Ties, director Steven Cantor (Family Bonds) revisits renowned photographer Sally Mann and her family in this Emmy Award-nominated documentary.

Drawing upon her personal experiences as inspiration, Sally Mann creates a haunting series of photographs that speaks about the one subject that affects us all, the loss of life. Dark, beautiful and revelatory, What Remains, a five-part meditation on mortality, explores the ineffable divide between body and soul, life and death, spirit and earth. Never one to shy away from challenging subject matter, Mann asks us to contemplate the beauty and efficiency with which nature assimilates the body once life has ended.


In association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films and BBC Storyville

Official Selection

Festival Selection includes:

Sundance Film Festival, SilverDocs, Hotdocs, Nantucket Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary), Newport Film Festival (The Student Jury Award), Full Frame Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival (Best Story Telling in a Documentary Film), Jacksonville Film Festival (Best Documentary), Milwaukee Int'l Film Festival, Oslo International Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, High Falls Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Cornell Cinema, Adelaid Film Festival, Thessaloniki Documentary Festivals - Images of the 21st Century, Environmental Film Festival, Mountain Film Festival, Art Biennal PHOTOGRAPHY IN FOCUS