Join us for a free screening of Hollow: An Interactive Documentary and a discussion with the filmmaker Elaine McMillion. The screening will be at 7:30PM on Wednesday, September 4th at the Walker Theater of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV, 25301.
Hollow explores the issues and future of rural America through the voices of those living in McDowell County, West Virginia. The film is composed of 30 short documentaries created by McDowell County residents and the Hollow production team. Using videos, photos, data visualizations and maps, Hollow aims to provide a multi-facted view of the area that encourages local change.
"Most of the thoughts and opinions of our state are formed by outside forces looking in," said Jason Headley, a copywriter for Hollow. "A project like this gives us the opportunity to do the exact opposite. To let people see West Virginia from the perspective of the people who live here."
A panel discussion with McMillion and two McDowell residents--Patrick Corcoran and Trey Lockhart-- will follow the screening.
Hollow is supported by WV Filmmakers Guild and The West Virginia Humanities Council.
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The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is a policy research organization that is nonpartisan, nonprofit, and statewide. The Center’s research and analysis is designed to support informed public dialog and policy in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Community Development Hub is a statewide non-profit organization that works to engage communities and organizations in a system of community development that is locally-determined and directed, continuous, intentional, and aligned across all three sectors of society (public, private and civil).
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