What It’s Like to Be the Sole Survivor of a Commercial Airline Disaster / Hyperallergic

Sole survivors George Lamson and Bahia Bakari are featured in Ky Dickens’ film “Sole Survivor”

Sole survivors George Lamson and Bahia Bakari are featured in Ky Dickens’ film “Sole Survivor”

CHICAGO — Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Ky Dickens’ newest film, Sole Survivor, tells the stories of four of the 14 sole survivors of commercial airline disasters. In other words, these are the people who survived when everyone else perished as the planes fell from the sky like birds with broken wings. The second full-length feature created through Yellow Wing Productionsthe company that Dickens founded in 2007, is one of those films that astounds viewers for its ability to tell a story that would otherwise just become sensationalized media smut. That’s what documentary film does best, after all. In anticipation of the Chicago premiere of Sole Survivor on September 21 & 26 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, I spoke with Dickens about the film.

Read the interview on Hyperallergic: http://hyperallergic.com/81152/what-its-like-to-be-the-sole-survivor-of-a-commercial-airline-disaster/