This past Saturday I filmed a tent revival in War, West Virginia, led by Brother Steve Jones. The service was very lively and drew people in from across McDowell County. I am interviewing Jones this Wednesday to get a better understanding of his mission and following up with several of the attendees to talk about their experience.
Each film will be short–fourteen minutes max. Collectively they will be called The Mountain Traditions Project. According to a write-up onAppalachian Independent, the films will follow area residents who are keeping mountain traditions alive. They include a dulcimer player, a metalworker, a quilter, a group of homesteaders, and kayakers. The music for the films was also composed and performed by Appalachian musicians.