Stonedog Releases 'Linda Karshan: Covid-19 Conversation'

Genre: Documentary Short / Running Time: 31.20 minutes / Format: HD

London film collective Stonedog Productions releases Linda Karshan: Covid-19 Conversation, an inspiring documentary about American artsist Linda Karshan’s historic rebirth under Covid-19 lockdown. 

While under Covid-19 lockdown in New York, Linda Karshan recalled her father’s crippling polio affliction in the 1952/53 epidemic, the social alienation, and his gallant battle against it. This inspired her to “push back” by producing her most prolific body of work to date, “…because I can stand, and he could not.” 

Karshan’s father, Roger E. Joseph, was a decorated World War II hero, outlived his doctor’s pessimistic prognosis by sixteen years, during which he resumed his legal practice in his family’s law chambers.

Directed by London-based Ghanaian filmmaker Ishmael Fiifi Annobil, Linda Karshan: Covid-19 Conversation shows Linda Karshan at her most eloquent, offering a rare insight into her inner and outer impulses during her “channelling” of the unique art pieces, and the influential role her agent, Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, played by throughout that process.

Covid-19 Conversation evokes Linda Karshan’s profound art practice, her magnificent exhibitions, and her groundbreaking ‘Walked Drawing’ genre, interspersed with poignant anecdotes from the collective memories of her family, and the heroism of her father, Roger E. Joseph, in World War II. 

Covid-19 Conversation is rich with poignant anecdotes from the collective memories of Linda and her sisters, lavishly interspersed with telling family photography. It also offers a mesmerising tableau of the Covid Works, photographed in-situ by Linda’s son, Roger Karshan, and her studio manager Allison Wucher.

“Covid-19 Conversation is a testament to human resilience, and to the role of memory in the mark making of artists. It is Linda’s requiem for her father,” says Ishmael Fiifi Annobil. 

FREE OF CHARGE: The whole Covid-19 Conversation film is on free release via Youtube and the film’s website, and can be acquired for TV and Cable transmission: 

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Producer/Director/Editor: Ishmael Fiifi Annobil 
Associate Producer: Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts
Cinematography/Sound: Max Mallen 
Audio Post-Production: Nick Kulukundis

• For the Film’s Trailer, Press Releases, Biographical Notes, Images, Film’s Poster downloads, and more info, visit the Media Room of the film’s website:
• To requests interviews with Linda Karshan, contact: Jill Siverman van Coenegrachts at / website:
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By Ishmael Annobil
Saturday, January 23, 2021