Scott Kirschenbaum - A Destination for Ideation | Asheville Ideas Fest

Scott Kirschenbaum

Director, The Last Ecstatic Days

Asheville-based filmmaker Scott L. Kirschenbaum will be presenting his documentary THE LAST ECSTATIC DAYS, which the Boston Globe called a “…courageous end-of-life chronicle, which overflows with compassion," at AVL Ideas Fest this year. His past films include the Alzheimer's documentary YOU'RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I LIVE HERE AND I DON'T, which aired on PBS' Emmy award-winning program Independent Lens, and serves as a teaching tool for nonprofits, universities, public libraries and conferences around the world; the speaker series A SOAPBOX IN HAITI, which was featured on ABC World News, premiered on Haitian television stations on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and is taught in Haitian studies programs; the birth documentary THESE ARE MY HORUS, which was called “the most cinematic birth documentary ever” by No Film School and has been distributed and taught in birth courses worldwide; “ELEMENTARY COOL,” about a young Sudanese refugee girl’s first day at an American elementary school, which premiered nationally at Playworks’ PlayOn Conference; and “JUMOR: A JOURNEY THROUGH JEWISH HUMOR,” a documentary about lovely (and curmudgeonly) old Jews. Kirschenbaum is an adjunct professor at Warren Wilson College.