For more than a year now,  a small, dedicated group of Carbon Trace Productions staff and volunteers have been making trips to Shannon County, Missouri, two and a half hours east of our Springfield base. The team has been conducting interviews with potential subjects for a sequel to the 1981 documentary film “A Portrait of the Ozarks,” and getting to know folks and becoming more familiar with the region.

This is the  First Look at what will ultimately be a three-year project.

We are raising money to pay for items essential to the project, such as an on-location workspace for the crew and specialized equipment.

Many of you have already donated to our project, and for that, I thank you. This is what your donations have helped pay for.

If you have ten minutes, I hope you will take the time to give this video a like on YouTube and/or a share on Facebook and with your friends.

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