What is left of traditional life in Ozarks?
Forty years ago, 2-part documentary film project entitled “A Portrait of the Ozarks” asked that question. These films are immensely popular. On YouTube they have received more than half a million views each in the last 5 years, with many comments asking what the Ozarks is like today or reminiscing about bygone days.
The Carbon Trace team believes it is time to revisit this project with a new feature-length documentary film that examines life in the Ozarks specifically and rural America generally. We intend to examine how traditionalism in rural life in this region is informing Ozarkers’ responses to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
You may watch the original films below.
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Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.
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