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We're premiering eight new documentaries

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We train young filmmakers each summer to produce documentaries through our Appalachian Media Institute. For more than 30 years, we’ve seen Appalachia through their eyes, on subjects of their choosing.

Last summer, they were some of the only reporters on COVID in our region, producing audio stories on the pandemic that aired across the state.

This year, we're proud to announce eight new documentaries from our youngest filmmakers. With stories on sexuality, race, motoracing and even ghost stories, you won't want to miss a single one.

Stream them every Friday at noon on Appalachian Media Institute's Facebook, starting next Friday September 10 with "Chasin' the Checkered" by Ashley Vanover.

Next up in order of appearance:

"Out and Out: Finding Identity in Southwest Virginia," by Jesse Frye

"As Long As You Can" by Nikole Lee and Ellie Mullins

"Finding Your Reproductive Rights" by Stella Neeley

"One Blood" by Ben Whaley-Jones

"Woman Up," by Bella Back, Alyssa Helton and Trinity Pratt

"Told by the Wind" by Kaleigh Adams and Jamie Shepard

We need our young people's voices now more than ever. Keep an eye out on our social media for previews from each of the films!

More information available at @appalshop on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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