(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) For retired high school drama teacher Sharon Huey, the question is no longer why the operator of the Tri-State Crematory failed to properly dispose of her mother's body — one of 334 discovered in tiny Noble, Ga., a little more than 10 years ago.
Instead, she wonders "did anyone know" about the grisly tragedy before it made international headlines. That mystery figures prominently in the plot of "Sahkanaga," written and directed by Huey's former student, John Henry Summerour.
The feature film, which starts a one-week run in Chattanooga this Friday — about 20 miles from where authorities discovered the gruesome remains of bodies hidden in the woods, dumped in holes and stacked in vaults — has attracted considerable buzz, but when Huey was sent a draft of Summerour's first film script she discouraged him from pursuing it further.
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