Redemption Stone-The Life and Times of Tom Lewis
- Official Website
- Biography, History, Social Issues, and Minorities
Redemption Stone introduces Tom Lewis, a storyteller of quiet power, who recounts the social upheaval and rebirth that shape his unique American journey. A spiritual vision inspires Tom to open an after-school safe haven called The Fishing School and to turn hardship into hope for the children in his community.
- Show treatment
Redemption Stone is a journey though the eyes of an African-American storyteller of quiet power, who brings an extraordinary spirit to his life's work. Born into a poor family of sixteen children in a small Southern town, Tom Lewis navigates his way through the world first as a migrant worker, a factory laborer, a soldier and finally a riot cop on the mean streets of Washington, D.C. Lewisâ€™ life takes a final twist when he buys a burned out old house in the roughest neighborhood and opens up a place he calls The Fishing School. It's here that Lewis turns hardship into hope for the children of his community.
- Running time
- 30 minutes
- Tom Dziedzic ... Director-Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Tom Dziedzic Video LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2003, 2006-2007
- Elizabethtown, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
- Release year
- Slamdance Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; Cape Fear Independent Film Festival; Flint Film Festival; Heart of Gold International Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival; Kansas City Film Festival; Indianapolis Film Festival; and many more.
- Best Short Film Nominee 2008, International Documentary Association; Best Documentary, Flint Film Festival and Cape Fear Independent Film Festival; People's Choice Award, James River Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle; and nominated for Emmy NATAS-NCCB.
- Currently self-distributed
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- The Documentary Channel
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