Rosa Ruth Boesten on MASTER OF LIGHT and the Impact of Art (SXSW 2022) – Leslie Combemale interviews

Master of Light, the feature documentary debut for filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten, executive produced by renowned filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, was made in collaboration with subject and artist George Morton, who honed his talent as a classical painter while incarcerated in federal prison for dealing drugs. Morton is a Black man who has chosen to confront the damage he has sustained by intergenerational trauma and systemic racism both personally and as an artist. Since his release, he has worked to rise above his own and his family’s history to become a success in the white-dominated art world. Boesten comments on her experience working with George Morton, how the film changed her, and bringing attention to the vast potential and talent our society stands to lose by the racially-biased mass incarceration continuing to happen in America.

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