“We Should Try to Preserve Humanity”
This is the third installment in a series of four posts, featuring films produced in collaboration between the youth filmmakers of the 2016 Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute and filmmaker Jordan Freeman. The films show excerpts of the documentary projects produced by filmmakers Oakley Fugate, Elyssia Lowe, Josh Collier, Jaydon Tolliver, Aaron Combs, and Oliver Baker, along with interviews about their motivations and processes. Their full documentary films can be viewed here.
For more about the program, read “The Work of Place Keeping in Eastern Kentucky,” an essay by AMI’s director, Kate Fowler.
Since 1988, the Appalachian Media Institute, a project of Appalshop, has provided opportunities for young people from across Central Appalachia to explore their home communities, address local issues, and become thoughtful, engaged citizens through the process of place-based media making.