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Filmmakers Amanda Mustard and Rachel Beth Anderson Preview “Great Photo, Lovely Life: Facing a Family’s Secrets” 

Filmmakers Amanda Mustard and Rachel Beth Anderson Preview “Great Photo, Lovely Life: Facing a Family’s Secrets”
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Trigger warnings: sexual abuse, sexual assault

Renowned photojournalist Amanda Mustard knew it was time to confront a dark family secret and disrupt a cycle of intergenerational trauma for both herself and others. Told through interviews, photos and old family movies, Great Photo, Lovely Life delves into the details of multiple sexual abuse crimes committed by Amanda’s grandfather.

In our exclusive interview with filmmakers Amanda Mustard and Rachel Beth Anderson, we discuss the process of making this film — which included confronting Amanda’s grandfather, contacting past survivors, the power of truth-telling and acknowledgement in healing old wounds, how this film might help anyone confront something in their past they’ve been avoiding and more.

THE TRAILER:

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

GREAT PHOTO, LOVELY LIFE: Facing a Family’s Secrets premiered at 10 pm Tuesday, Dec 5th on HBO and is available to stream on Max.

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