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Exploring the issues and future of rural America through the eyes and ideas of those living in Southern West Virginia.
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Hello all,

We are very excited to share our first teaser of the people and places we have filmed since mid-May. We have alot more work ahead of us but these images were well received at our first community storytelling workshop.

The residents that came to our workshop said images like this have never been seen outside of the county. On Saturday, one resident said, "Here's McDowell County."

That's a great feeling...please WATCH and SHARE with your friends and family and thanks for your support.

The picture below is composed of words that describe how McDowell County residents are typically portrayed (left) and words that they feel identify their community (right). This was created by residents who attended our workshop.

Elaine & the HOLLOW team.