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You’re invited! WTCI PBS presents Portraits and Dreams and Outside World: Inside Worth

This year, WTCI has partnered with POV, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS stations based in Appalachia to amplify stories across rural America.

Through the Our America initiative, POV aids regional PBS stations in designing screening events in their communities around POV films to inspire dialogue, community action, and understanding around divisive social issues. Join us for our upcoming events:

WTCI Virtual Movie Night: Portraits and Dreams
When: Nov. 17th at 6 PM EST

What: Portraits and Dreams, Directed/Produced by Wendy Ewald and Elizabeth Barret and Produced by Robert Salyer, revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed in the 40 years since their time in school. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students.


Outside World: Inside Worth: A Portraits and Dreams Experience
When: Nov. 19th at 6:30 PM EST

What: Join our facilitators Ashley Conrad, Rondell Crier, and Josiah Golson for a dialogue with artists, community leaders, educators, and organizers discussing Portraits and Dreams' core themes of identity, participatory art, and community storytelling. Panelists include artists and founder of SPLASH Art, Charlie Newton; performer, educator, and musician Michael Dexter; professional dancer, educator, and activist, Louie Marin-Howard; Southeast Center for Education in the Arts Director of Teaching Artist Residencies, Angela Dittmar; and STAY Project Co-Coordinator and founding member of the Black Appalachian Young & Rising Program, Mekyah Davis. Attendees will be guided through a fully participatory art experience and are invited to share their own stories about community, art and arts education, and identity!

These events are a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS