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Stream Select Appalshop Films

1 month ago

We hope you’ve been enjoying our films as they release on YouTube. This week’s films were In the Good Old Fashioned Way, which features some incredible singing, and Kingdom Come School, which shares a typical day at the very last one-room schoolhouse in Letcher County, Kentucky. It has been great hearing your memories of past times and old friends, so keep those comments coming. And if you haven’t already subscribed, be sure to do so—that way you’ll be notified each time a new film is posted! 

In addition to YouTube, we are slowly starting to go live on various streaming platforms. In fact, on Amazon Prime you can rent or purchase Lord and Father, Big Lever, and Long Journey Home. On Tubi, you can watch The Ralph Stanley Story, Justice in the Coalfields, and Anne Braden for free (with ads). Be sure to check back, as upcoming titles will soon be announced on Roku and Local Now. 

Appalachian Media Institute

In addition to our main catalog of films rolling out weekly on YouTube, the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) has recently made its entire catalog public! You can find these films as a playlist on our YouTube page, and the AMI team will be highlighting clips throughout the year. 

Each of these films was made by Appalachian youth (aged 14–20) as part of AMI’s annual Summer Documentary Institute (SDI). For eight weeks over the summer, attendees learn to make a documentary on a topic of their choosing, culminating in a finished film. The application form for this year’s SDI will go live next month, but if you have any questions, reach out to [email protected]. If you are or know of a young person in Central Appalachia who would like to participate, be sure to follow AMI on Facebook and Instagram for updates. 

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