Master Of Light

Directed by Rosa Ruth Boesten (NETHERLANDS)
Produced by One Story Up, Anousha Nzume and Ilja Roomans
Executive Producers Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz

After being incarcerated for ten years, George Anthony Morton (35), a classically trained African-American artist, returns to his hometown, Kansas City, to paint the key figures of his turbulent past. Through the completion of seven portraits of childhood friends, father figures from prison and family members, George’s story and the story of many others around him is revealed. Will he, inspired by Rembrandt, paint a self-portrait that gives him a deeper insight into himself? And can he embrace the light and dark in his life as two sides of the same coin?

Master of Light by One Story Up