Update March, 2020: Postmark LaFollette was one of twenty nonprofits across the country invited to do a documentary on their communities. When completed it will be sent to the Smithsonian to become a permanent part of their Stories: Yes project for all to see and hear forever. This grant funded opportunity was specifically geared to young people in their communities. They were to work with mentors in learning the basics of doing a filmed documentary. The young people that signed up for this event were,Lucy Cole, Jordan Heatherly, Anaia Roberts, Keola Morton, Patricia Goins, Ayiana Roberts and Aleeyah Roberts. Their mentors were JoAnne McCloud Myers, Bradley Smiddy, Linda Freilich and Karen Cumorich. None of this could have been accomplished without the professional help of Gabriel Crutchfield who did the filming and will edit the final product based on the takeouts of the interviews. The group met every Saturday in February and interviewed a variety of people in our community. We would like to invite the public to view the documentary along with the young people who worked on the documentary and many of those who were interviewed. It will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Postmark LaFollette, 119 S Tennessee Avenue. Please direct any questions to email@example.com
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Youth 13 to 18 will be taught to use a variety of audio and visual equipment which will allow them to interview a variety of people in our community to produce a documentary about Campbell County for the Smithsonian project called Stories Yes. There were 20 grants awarded across the United States and Postmark LaFollette was fortunate to be one of the grantees. The finished project will be presented to the Smithsonian and be permanently house there. The sessions will meet each Saturday in February from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sessions will be lead by a Gabe Crutchfield, who is an experienced film editor and familiar with the equipment use. JoAnne McCloud Myers, who has a background in this process with her experience in working for PBS will also be in the classroom. After the classroom sessions conclude they youth will then be using their knowledge to film and edit interviews with a variety of age groups about their lives in Campbell County. Application available on our website at www.postmarklafollette.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.