The 2012 Summer Documentary Institute ended only a week ago, on Friday, July 27th, where we held our official screening of the following works at the Appalshop Theatre, in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky. We had a very exciting program this year with yet another group of exceptional young people from the mountains, each bringing their own unique vision and understanding of both the region itself, and the issues that concern it. This summer is of particular importance, as it marks 25 Years of AMI — which we will no doubt expand on in the coming weeks.
For seven grueling weeks, these young people learned from top-to-bottom the process of documentary film, with assistance from both AMI and Appalshop staff — from the technical (camera/audio techniques), to networking and performing interviews, to the actual process of editing and story-building. After learning these basics, interns select their topics of interest, break into teams, and spend the next three weeks running a self-initiated workflow plan to finally produce their end-product.
Please join us in celebration of all of their hard work:
“Before It’s Too Late”
Produced by: Cory Coots, Ellie Hogg, Angel Hill, Jade Slone, and Jarrod Stamper
“Embracing Culture: Appalachian Art”
Produced by: Oakley Fugate, Joey Salyer, and Savannah Swinney
“Life’s a Fight”
Produced by: Kennedi Caldwell, Christian Chadwell, Brian Dunn, and Nkengafac “Beck” Lekealem