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S.K. Thoth S.K. Thoth


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Description: Thoth is a forty-minute documentary directed by Sarah Kernochan that portrays the life of a bizarre street performer, S. K. Thoth. The film won the 2002 Oscar for Best Short Documentary, some thirty years after Kernochan’s acclaimed documentary, Marjoe, which also depicted an extravagantly extroverted character, child evangelist Marjoe Gortner. The main difference between the two films is that while Marjoe was essentially an expose of phony evangelical showmanship, Thoth presents the profile of a genuinely eccentric personality. The narrative style of this film is in the US documentary tradition of “direct cinema”. Ther ... (more)
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" What is it about? SK Thoth comes through a whole pile of pain in his life and through the process learns who he wants to be. He was a shy, fearful child who never smiled after his parents broke up. Racism was rampant in the states and he was a product of a mixed marriage, a Jewish father and an Afro-American mother, both educated intellectuals. Close to suicide he makes a conscious decision to explore his whole being and dare to embrace all of it, including a language and country he invente"

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Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) (68 movies items)

"2001 - Thoth - Sarah Kernochan and Lynn Appelle NOMINEES: o Artists and Orphans: A True Drama o Sing!"

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