LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Postmark LaFollette was one of 20 nonprofits across the country invited to do a documentary on its communities.  When completed it will be sent to the Smithsonian to become a permanent part of their Stories: Yes project for all to see and hear forever.  

This grant funded opportunity was specifically geared to young people in their communities. They were to work with mentors in learning the basics of doing a filmed documentary.  The young people that signed up for this event are Lucy Cole, Jordon Heatherly, Anaia Roberts, Keola Morton, Patricia Goins, Ayiana Roberts and Aleeyah Roberts.  Mentors are JoAnne McCloud Myers, Bradley Smiddy, Linda Freilich and Karen Cumorich.  None of this could have been accomplished without the professional help of Gabriel Crutchfield who did the filming and will edit the final product based on the highlights of the interviews.  The group met every Saturday in February and interviewed a variety of people in our community.

The public is invited to view the documentary along with the young people who worked on the documentary and many of those who were interviewed.  The viewing will be held Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm at Postmark LaFollette, 119 S Tennessee Avenue.

Soon, this group of students will be meeting monthly in a round table format to discuss some of the topics discussed during the many hours of interviews that were conducted.  Postmark LaFollette will continue to work closely with this project for future growth in connecting children in our community with their vision of their future.

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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/10/2020-6AM)