In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County. Also, Summerour explains how he got North Georgia residents to participate in a film about events they'd rather forget.
"I'm not an investigator; I don't know why it happened," Summerour says of the real scandal. "I can't explain it to anybody. But what I can do is imagine what that must've been like for young person who stumbled on the first body."
Sahkanaga will be screened at Chattanooga's Carmike Majestic 12 from October 12 to October 18.