A Good Life, Too: Alonzo Clemons from The Good Line on Vimeo.

You can learn more about Alonzo Clemons’ work at alonzoclemons.com

When he was a toddler, Alonzo Clemons suffered a brain injury. It
forever changed the way he learns and communicates but also the way he
interprets the world around him. Very early it became clear to Alonzo
that he had to sculpt. He was institutionalized for ten years in a state
hospital which wasn’t a pleasant experience, but he continued to find
ways to make delicate figures with his hands. When they wouldn’t give
him clay, he would scrape warm tar from the parking lot.

Despite his limitations Alonzo continues to sculpt outside of Boulder, Colorado.

The film was produced in partnership with What I Thought I Saw, a
photo-story traveling exhibit and book that tells stories of people we
may have otherwise over-looked.

Director of Photography: Travis Pitcher
Directed by Joseph LeBaron
Additional shooters, Johua Brandt and Micah Dahl Anderson
Sound Capture by Micah Dahl Anderson
Song licensed from Kishi Bashi, “I Am The AntiChrist” kishibashi.com/

Thank you to whatithoughtisaw.org for production assistance
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