HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Blue Magnolia Films has been in Hattiesburg this week holding a documentary workshop.
This is a community based storytelling workshop, and the group's goal is to produce 100 personal community stories that are made by individuals in the communities. The project is in conjunction with Mississippi's bicentennial celebration this year.
"Hattiesburg is like Ground Zero for music and the arts, and theater and anything related to the arts," said Blue Magnolia Films filmmaker Chandler Griffin. "So the idea behind the project is to elect community members to be the storytellers instead of bringing in outsiders to tell our story."
The three minute films from the participants this week will be shown on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the Hattiesburg cultural center.
"Every community defines revitalization in its own unique way," Griffin said. "And that's what's fun about going from town to town. This workshop is really looking into diversity."
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