‘Unseen’ sets record straight about Mount Pleasant killer

Cleveland Heights filmmaker Laura Paglin goes deep and disturbing in “Unseen,” her powerful documentary about Anthony Sowell. Interweaving interviews with survivors of the Mount Pleasant killer and archival and contemporary footage, she paints a harrowing picture of a Cleveland neighborhood that poverty has rotted to the core.

Over all hovers crack cocaine, which Sowell survivor Vanessa Gay says flooded Mount Pleasant like Hurricane Katrina. Paglin brands her movie with images of its title seeming to float through wisps of crack smoke; Simone Giuliani’s music, mostly lush and brooding, contributes to its weird, sad menace.

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Source: Cleveland Jewish News