The Inventor And The Thief

April 21, 2017

When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.  

Walter is currently producing a film called The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind.  The film tells the incredible true story of “The Highway,” a group of self-taught African-American painters living in the Jim Crow South who — when no one was looking — invented a whole new style of art.  You can learn more about the film — and about the Highwaymen — by visiting its website.  

To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, License To Steal, and the documentary Genius On Hold.


Producer: Joe Rosenberg

Sound Design and Score: Leon Morimoto


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