Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange
Child of Giants tells the story of Daniel Rhodes Dixon, who is the elder son of photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and painter Maynard Dixon (1875-1946). While Lange and Dixon were in the field creating their art, Daniel and his younger brother John, beginning at the ages of seven and four, were sent to a series of foster homes, never knowing when they might see their parents again.
Daniel became a troubled teenage rebel, stealing and selling his mother's cameras and his father's artwork, and living homeless on the streets of Oakland, California. Against all odds, he came to a reconciliation with his parents' lives and legacies.
Child of Giants features rare and never-before-seen photographs from the private collection of members of the Dixon-Lange family and from the Oakland Museum of California's Dorothea Lange Archive. The film also includes commentary from many members of Dixon and Lange's extended family, including screenwriter Leslie Dixon, as well as photographers Rondal Partridge and Christina Gardner.
Learn more about Thomas Ropelewski, the producer and director of Child of Giants.
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