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Do Not Forget the Lost

A dance/movement-based examination, in a changing world, of humans and their relationships to one another, and to nature, inspired in part by Japanese ghost legend "The Story of Aoyagi," with voice-over comprised entirely of excerpts from the letters of IWT to VAS, 1952-1961. SRT file for closed-captioning may be downloaded directly from this FilmFreeway profile page.

  • Adam E. Stone
  • Adam E. Stone
  • Adam E. Stone
  • Sarah Baer
    Key Cast
  • Patricia Krejcik
  • Haley Gaertner
  • Elise Wheaton
  • Michael Lescelius
    Audio Engineer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    short, micro-short, micro, dance film, ballet film, essay film, film poem, video poem, poetry film, kinetic film, experimental film, environmental film
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Wirksworth 3-Minute Film Festival
    Wirksworth, Derbyshire
    United Kingdom
    September 16, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection and Competition Selection
  • Avalonia IV
    Neptune Beach, Florida
    United States
    December 8, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection and "Best One Actress Movie 180 Award" winner
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    Brighton, England (online, limited access)
    United Kingdom
    August 18, 2020
    Official Selection and "Micro Movie" Award Finalist
  • Red Finch Film Festival
    Orem, Utah
    United States
    June 14, 2020
    Utah Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SPLICE Film Fest
    Brooklyn, New York (online, limited access)
    United States
    June 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Festival Angaelica 2020
    Pasadena, California (online, limited access)
    United States
    December 21, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Adam E. Stone

Adam E. Stone's latest feature film is the poetic essay film "Atmospheric Marginalia" (2022). His films have been featured at approximately 200 prominent, well-curated festivals worldwide, and have won numerous awards. Short poem and essay films include "Bridge" (2024), "form" (2024), "as the night" (2023), "Tyranny of the Unafflicted" (2023), "If Any" (2021), "Awake" (2021), "Specks and Flashes" (2020), "Elegy for Unfinished Lives" (2020), "an entombing(dis)entombing" (2020), "Declarations" (2019), and "Gods Die Too" (2018). Previous short dance films include "Do Not Forget the Lost" (2019), "Summer Friend: A Ballet Film" (2016), "Resting Places: A Ballet Film" (2015), and "Janet: A Silent Ballet Film" (2014). He also is the writer, producer, and co-director of the feature-length fictional essay film "Abstractly You Loved Me" (2013), and is one of the co-producers of, and conducted many of the interviews for, the feature-length documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story" (DVD 2019). In 2012, Stone wrote and produced the spoken-word ballet "A Life Unhappening," which is about the impact of one woman's Alzheimer's disease on three generations of her family. In 2010, he wrote, directed, and produced the DVD novel "Cache Girl Saves the World: A Novel in Visions." He is also the author of three conventional print novels: "Xamon Song" (2006), "Kingston Fugue" (2007), and "The New Harmonies" (2009).

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