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Keith Rutowski

Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker
Biography: I'm a writer, photographer, and filmmaker living in Seattle, WA. My projects often relate to bonds between people and place, the existential weight of history and memory, and the indomitable human spirit. "Once The Ground Thaws," a... read on
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In Her Own Hands
Credits: keith rutowski
Updated: 03/08/20
In Her Own Hands
Role: Co-Cinematographer & Co-Editor
Category/Year: Nonfiction, 2015
Synopsis: Sarah Fick has forged a life off-grid that reflects her fierce love for ecological sustainability, self-reliance, and her family's Appalachian roots. 

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Wheeling: Endurance of the Spirit

By Keith Rutowski — The city was molten dreams. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, r esidents of Wheeling, West Virginia found opportunity in its surrounding coal..

Once the Ground Thaws

By Keith Rutowski — Once The Ground Thaws Role : Co-Writer & Co-Director Category/Year : Fiction, 2017 Synopsis : Several months after her mother's death, a..

Dust of the Earth

By Keith Rutowski — "Been digging graves a long time," Dorsel Bibbee says from the kitchen of his log home in rural, snow-covered Southeast..

Coolville, Ohio

By Keith Rutowski — In 1814, Simeon and Heman Cooley—sons of a New England Minute Man—settled a plot of land in the wooded, rural hills of southeast Ohio..
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