SOJ Alumna Elaine McMillion (BSJ, 2009) will launch her interactive documentary, “Hollow,” on June 20 – West Virginia’s 150th statehood celebration. “Hollow” examines the issues of people living in post-industrial rural America through the eyes and voices of the residents of McDowell County, W.Va. The immersive, online experience combines video portraits, user-generated content, data, grassroots mapping and soundscapes on an HTML5 site.
In addition to McMillion, the “Hollow” team includes designers, programmers, journalists and filmmakers – including two SOJ alumni. Tricia Fulks (BSJ, 2009) served as a copywriter and researcher for the project, and Megan Bowers (BSJ, 2009) was the story editor.
While the documentary will be live at www.hollowdocumentary.com on June 20, two screenings will be held in McDowell County, W.Va.: Saturday, June 22 at 9 p.m. at the Martha H. Moore Riverfront Park in Welch and Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Big Creek People in Action Center in Caretta.