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    Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia boy

    Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia boy

    Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was possibly abducted and may be in “extreme danger.” Police are looking for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn, who was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell County. Authorities believe he was abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, and the two were thought to be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor-trailer with…

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    — 1 month ago
    #abduction  #amber alert  #find  #help  #Jimmy Donald Guinn  #Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn  #missing children  #russell county  #virginia  #west virginia 
    Help us save Northfork High School gym to use as a community center

    Help us save Northfork High School gym to use as a community center

    Help save NHS gym!

    We want and need a community and recreational center for our district. We are petitioning for the rights to save the Northfork High School Gymnasium.

    We would like to continue this and convince our school board that it is more cost effective and will be more beneficial to the community to allow us to keep the high school gynasium.Historical Northfork High School is sitting as a deteriorating…

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    — 1 month ago
    #appalachia  #basketball  #center  #community  #community action  #gymnasium  #help  #hollow  #hollow documentary  #mcdowell county  #old buildings  #petition  #residents  #save  #support  #tool  #volunteer  #west virginia  #WV 
    How many ways can you cook a potato?
McDowell County get those recipes ready. Today we received 25,000 pounds of Maine White Round…View Post

    How many ways can you cook a potato?

    McDowell County get those recipes ready. Today we received 25,000 pounds of Maine White Round…

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    — 2 months ago
    #appalachia  #five loaves and two fishes  #food bank  #linda mckinney  #mcdowell county  #west virginia  #WV 
    1 Minute in Appalachia: Video SeriesSeries by Elaine McMillion
I filmed these 1-minute shorts while working on Hollowin 2012. The goal…View Post

    1 Minute in Appalachia: Video Series

    Series by Elaine McMillion

    I filmed these 1-minute shorts while working on Hollowin 2012. The goal…

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    — 3 months ago
    #appalachia  #culture  #documentary  #elaine mcmillion sheldon  #elderly  #hollow  #life  #mountains  #short films  #sports  #video series  #west virginia  #youth 
    Enrollment increased in 2012 reading camp
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    BY: Hollow Admin
    CARETTA, W.Va.

    For the past five years Nikki Cavalier Rabel has spent her vacation week in a remote location: McDowell County, W.Va.

    “I tell people all the time, it’s America’s best-kept secret,” Rabel…

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    — 3 months ago
    #America  #appalachia  #education  #literacy camp  #McDowell  #pbs  #rural  #small town  #super why  #west virginia  #west virginia public broadcasting 
    Attention: Town Council of Northfork

    Written by Penni Padgett:

    At the beginning of the summer I applied for a $5,000 grant to develop a farmers market in Northfork. I also applied for several other grants to benefit the town in the future. I’m happy to report that my application was…

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    — 4 months ago
    #government  #northfork  #west virginia 
    Halloween evening screening at Virginia Tech!

    Halloween evening screening at Virginia Tech!

    — 5 months ago with 3 notes
    #hollow  #documentary  #virginia tech  #west virginia  #mcdowell county 
    IDFA DocLab Official Selection

    EXCITING NEWS!!! Hollow is an official selection of the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam’s DocLab!

    We’re taking the stories of McDowell to The Netherlands November 21-December 1. 

    — 6 months ago
    #international  #documentary  #festival  #amsterdam  #IDFA  #doc lab  #interactive  #projects  #documentaries  #media  #West Virginia  #hollow 
    Upcoming Screenings
    • November 1, 2013 (5-6 PM): Radford University

    • November 7, 2013 (7 PM): West Virginia University

    • November 13, 2013 (8 PM): DocYard. Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Mass. Panel moderated by Sarah Wolozin, MIT Open Doc Lab.

    • 2014 Screenings: Ohio State University, Appalachian Studies Conference and Davis & Elkins College. Dates will be set soon for screenings in San Francisco, Detroit and Washington, D.C.

    — 6 months ago with 3 notes
    #hollow  #interactive  #documentary  #events  #screenings  #wv  #va  #virginia tech  #West Virginia  #West Virginia University 

    I was honored to present Hollow alongside Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) at Camden International Film Fest. I would have never dreamed that I would be on stage with Kopple, an Academy award-winning director. It was an honor and special thanks to Sean Flynn and Ben Fowlie at CIFF for pulling it together. 

    — 6 months ago with 1 note
    #camden international film fest  #CIFF  #maine  #camden  #films  #documentaries  #hollow  #Interactive Media  #barbara kopple  #harlan county  #kentucky  #West Virginia 
    Getting Closer to Launch! Lots of updates, links and news

    The past couple months have been a whirlwind of long hours and exciting payoffs for everyone on the Hollowteam. Here are a couple updates! 

    • Hollow featured in Tribeca Film Institute’s TFI SandboxCheck out the site which features a project homepage, an interview with me about Hollow, an interview with Jeff Soyk and I about the Tribeca/Zeega Hackathon, and many other resources and information about interactive documentary.
    • Hollow featured in “New Digital Storytelling” series in Filmmaker Magazine: The fine folks at the MIT Open Doc Lab asked us to contribute to the series and we’re super excited about the final piece. The series will continue throughout the year!
    • "Beautiful McDowell County" photo exhibit has moved from Charleston to Bramwell, West Virginia: The exhibit, which features photography by Betty Rivard and myself, will open on March 18 at the Coal Heritage Interpretive Center in the Bramwell Depot. The exhibit will be on display through May 11.Tomorrow (Tues. 3/19), an artist reception with Betty Rivard will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM at the depot. 
    • 2013 WVU Short Film Fest: This past weekend I traveled to Morgantown to screen two short pieces fromHollow and take part in a panel discussion about Appalachian identity. It was great to meet Martha Stephens, a talented Appalachian filmmaker and writer/director of Pilgrim Song.
    • Tribeca Film Fest: In late April, we will be attending the Tribeca Film Festival to represent Hollow. I will provide more details closer to the date!
    • SXSW Interactive and Film Festival: Last week, I had the pleasure to serve as a digital media and film mentor at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. The trip was an amazing experience and I was so surprised to meet people who already knew about Hollow. It was also great to be able to meet several of our Kickstarter backers in Austin, including Mike Andrick and Dan Mistich.

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #Interactive Media  #hollow an interactive documentary  #hollow the film  #documentary  #production  #post production  #interactive  #media  #digital  #west virginia  #appalachia  #Elaine McMillion  #jeff soyk  #sxsw  #Tribeca Film Institute 

    Elaine McMilion, director of HOLLOW, was interviewed by Patrick Felton in Charleston, West Virginia for his podcast, “That Conversation.”

    Full audio interview: "That Conversation" by Patrick Felton

    Soundcloud link

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #podcast  #charleston  #West Virginia  #wv  #stereotypes  #hollow  #film  #documentary  #interactive  #journalism  #Elaine McMillion 
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the HOLLOW team. Check out this short audio story about appreciation and thanks by Willie Weaver of Kimball, West Virginia.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the HOLLOW team. Check out this short audio story about appreciation and thanks by Willie Weaver of Kimball, West Virginia.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #kimball  #West Virginia  #mcdowell  #stories  #cowbird  #hollow 

    McDowell County is a very patriotic community and tomorrow they will continue their tradition of holding one of the country’s longest ongoing Veterans Day parades in the country.

    And in honor of Veterans Day, we are releasing three short stories from residents in McDowell County. We interviewed over 50 individuals this summer, many of which shared stories of war and returning home after. Today we would like to share three of those from Ellis Ray Williams, Ed Shepard and Bill Bolt. 

    Ellis Ray Williams shares his experience as an African American soldier in WWII. 

    Ed Shepard talks about his time as a sniper in the Marine Corps and his return home to Welch.

    Bill Bolt talks about returning to Coalwood from three years in the Navy, meeting the love of his life and watching his community change.

    The stories can all be experienced on Cowbird!

    Please watch and share with your friends as we pay respect to our Veterans! 

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #veterans  #veterans day  #salute  #honoring  #west virginia  #war  #world war II  #death  #love  #small town  #america  #united state  #documentary  #oral history  #stories  #cowbird  #coalwood  #wv  #hollow  #interactive documentary  #elaine mcmillion