Totally in love with these amazing home videos that Homer Hickam donated to the project…even though they are silent I am watching them and hearing the atmosphere, conversation and mood of the place. So beautiful, but I’m always a sucker for archival footage and home movies :)
In addition to providing rewards for our Kickstarter campaign, Homer Hickam (author and former NASA engineer) sent a message to his Facebook fans today stating:
"People who love those West Virginia hills should help Hollow, a documentary about the county where I grew up, not as it was then but as it is now. A cautionary tale. Post-industrial societies look a lot like pre-industrial societies."
Hickam grew up in the McDowell County town of Coalwood. His novel, October Sky, was made into a feature-length film starring Jake Gyllenhaal. His most recent novel, Crater, was one of the most sought after rewards on our Kickstarter campaign.