Did You See the RFK Funeral Train in ’68?

If you did and you are a Vietnam veteran, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Jon Blair (the director of Anne Frank Remembered ), would like to hear from you.

Blair is in pre-production on Is Everybody Alright? , a documentary based on the photographs of dozens of people along the route of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train in June 1968 by Magnum photographer Paul Fusco that are featured in his book RFK Funeral Train .

The film “will explore the interplay of personal memory and grand historical events of our time, ” the filmmakers told us. “When hundreds of thousands of ordinary people gathered by the track side to watch Bobby Kennedy’s funeral train pass by, they were in essence seeking to reconcile their own feelings about where they and their country stood at this time of crisis and loss, at the same time as paying homage to the man himself, and what might have been if he had not been assassinated at the age of 42. Forty years on from the day when they were photographed from the Kennedy train by Paul Fusco, what has become of those people who stood on the tracks that day?”

If you’d like to help or to get more info, contact Sheila Maniar, the film’s American production coordinator, at 347-731-7504 or e-mail samaniar@earthlink.net

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