Markers is a new release from NYCEFLix and documentarian Richard Jackson, a Wellington resident. The film explores Florida’s unique memorial marker program and a few of the lives affected by these tragedies.
Every year, more than 2,000 people die on Florida’s roadways, and another 28,000 die nationwide. In the aftermath, families and friends often mark the accident site with flowers, cards or something that helps them express their grief. Some states offer a means for families to memorialize lost loved ones in select areas to avoid interference with the right of way. Florida is the only state that allows for a state-manufactured marker at the accident site at no cost to the grieving family.
Thousands of 15-inch white discs dot Florida’s streets and highways holding the names and memories of those taken in an auto fatality. Markers carries a message to all drivers about vehicle safety and loss; and how we process grief.
Currently making the film festival circuit, Markers is traveling the country bringing a message of safety and hope designed for all. For more info., visit www.nyceflix.com.