Join Friends of Appalshop NYC for an afternoon of
film, food and conversation! Come celebrate Appalachian culture and
engage with other New Yorkers to learn about the rich and diverse
community of the coal fields of central Appalachia. This is a free
Appalshop (www.appalshop.org) is a
multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia
producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word
recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books. This
forty-year-old organization is home of projects such as The Appalachian
Media Institute, Roadside Theater, WMMT-FM, and Thousand Kites.
Although New York City lies just outside the
extended Appalachian region, the issues and interests of central
Appalachia echo across the whole nation. Screening short films and clips
from the Appalshop archive such as Stranger with a Camera, we will
engage in conversation about environmental, social, and economic
justice, and the connections between central Appalachia and our home in
New York City.
Appalshop in the Big Apple will serve as an
introduction to the work of Appalshop and a kick off event to many
future film screenings and gatherings throughout the greater New York
Visit http://www.appalshopnyc.org/#!events/c13nu for more information.