Watch "Hello Benjamin" - A Son's Attempt To Resurrect His Late Father (Short Shouts)

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 2, 2012 9:00 AM
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Good Monday morning to you all, and a Happy New Year.

Back to work after a few days off.

So this is my very first post of 2012; a touching short film titled Hello Benjamin by Solomon Shadrach Turner - his senior project at Oberlin College - whose father (Benjamin) died in 1990, when Solomon was just a kid... a kid who so obviously loved and, as he says in the film, not just wanted to be like his father, but to be his father, though he never really got to know him well because he died young.

Watch the 18-minute doc short below:

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  • Cynthia | January 7, 2012 3:44 PMReply

    Wonderful short! So glad I was finally able to watch it.

  • brenda d thomas | January 3, 2012 2:02 PMReply

    I loved you dedication to your father, it was very heartfelt. he would be proud of you if he could see you now.

  • bashe | January 3, 2012 1:29 PMReply

    Very moving, indeed. Captivating, profound. This film says far more about loss---and faith---than most films who talk directly about them. There's so much talent out there... it's almost overwhelming. I'll be watching for more from Solomon Shadrach Turner...

  • MiddleMyatt | January 3, 2012 12:53 AMReply

    Wow, what a touching tribute. Your father would be proud, Solomon -- will be proud.

  • mediatrussed | January 2, 2012 10:57 PMReply

    the high quality of this short brings to mind that we would benefit from a ratings system on S&A. thank you for sharing

  • Carolyn Jones-Carter | January 2, 2012 5:17 PMReply

    Solomon, what a great testament to your beloved father. Your film brought tears to my eyes. I can tell that you have a great future ahead of you because of your deomonstration of compassion, empathy and love. Good luck with your future endeavors.

  • Nicole | January 2, 2012 5:03 PMReply

    What a moving, touching tribute. Very powerful and very well made.

  • Darkan | January 2, 2012 12:53 PMReply

    Very well made and very touching. Great doc!

  • dazed and confused | January 2, 2012 11:45 AMReply

    I thought this was wonderfully done.

  • Tombs | January 2, 2012 10:18 AMReply

    Wow, Solomon that was a moving testament to your father. You did a wonderful job in expressing your love. Please continue in your filming making.

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