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Watch Our Films for Free!

1 month ago

We’ve heard your requests and are pleased to announce a project to make our films more accessible. Since our start in 1969, we’ve been making documentaries to share the Appalachian experience. Until now, they’ve been a little difficult to access. We’re changing that in two exciting ways!

First, a resolution of ours is to introduce a wider audience to our work, and to Appalachia, so we’ve already begun sharing our earliest films on YouTube. First up is Appalachian Genesis, a 1971 film by Bill Richardson that was commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission to document the state of mind of Appalachian young people in the early 1970s. We will continually be adding our films in chronological order. Our films will also be interspersed with short pieces created throughout the year, so you can see what we are up to. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page to get updates! 

Second, we have partnered with Stream Go Media, a distribution company with an office in Berea, Kentucky. Through this partnership, a selection of our feature-length films will soon be available on streaming services like Roku, Freevee, and more. We'll have more details available in the coming months with specifics as to where you can watch and share.

We have long strived to uplift Appalachian voices, and we are excited to grow our use of digital tools to expand that work. We’d sure love if you came along for the ride. Stay tuned for updates!

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