Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Sean Paul Murphy, Writer
Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sacred Ground: Now Available

My award-winning documentary "Sacred Ground:  The Battle for Mount Auburn Cemetery" is now streaming and available for purchase.

"Sacred Ground:  The Battle for Mount Auburn Cemetery" tells the story of community activists and family members battling a Methodist Church for control of the historic African-American Cemetery.  For years, Mount Auburn Cemetery was the only place African-Americans could be buried in the city of Baltimore.  It is the burial place of lightweight boxing champion Joe Gans, the first African-American world champion in any sport, and numerous leaders of the early Civil Rights struggle.  It is a registered historic landmark that has fallen into such shocking disrepair that human bones litter the ground.  It is a tale of grave recycling and grave robbing but mostly a tale of underdogs fighting the powers-to-be so that their ancestors can rest in dignity.

This film was a definite labor of love both for us, the filmmakers, and our "stars"over our six years of filming.  More importantly, I believe the pressure we applied help improve conditions at this sad landmark.  Director David Butler and I are delighted that the film is now available.

You can stream the film here:  PureFlix   It is a subscription website, but they offer a free one month trial.  Feel free to sign up, enjoy a free month, then cancel before you are charged.

You can also buy the film here:  Sacred Ground

The film is also available at libraries all around the country.  Ask for it at yours!

Here's the trailer:

Be sure to check out my book The Promise, or the Pros and Cons of Talking with God.  It is available in paperback and on Kindle courtesy of TouchPoint Press.

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