Award-winning documentary storyteller and SOJ alumna Elaine McMillion (BSJ, 2009) visited Morgantown this month to share her experience with community-driven media and interactive documentaries. McMillion is the creator of “Hollow”, an interactive documentary on rural life in McDowell County, W.Va. McMillion believes West Virginia often has a negative reputation, especially the rural southern areas, so her goal is to redefine this perspective.
McMillion and another guest documentary filmmaker, Jigar Mehta, discussed how interactive documentaries are more than just films—they are living histories. Mehta is the co-creator of “18 Days in Egypt”, a documentary project about the Egyptian revolution. Read the full story online in The Daily Athenaeum.