New Routes partner Jennifer Gilomen new interactive MINE project
Jennifer Gilomen of BAVC is part of the documentary team that has been selectd to develop interactive Web, mobile, multimedia, and game projects at the Producers Institute for New Media. Congratulations on continuing to push the envelope of social media in the energy arena.
Gilomen's MINE project will address "our increasing demand for energy, humankind is mining the earth for natural resources and putting communities worldwide at risk. Through an intimate, human story, the documentary "MINE" tells the story of a town deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, where coal is king. Through an integrated media campaign that includes a podcast series disseminated through Appalachian Voices' "Most Endangered Mountains" Google Earth collection, educational curriculum and community action kits, "MINE" will have a deep impact with a diverse audience. At the Institute, Co-directors Jennifer Gilomen and Sally Rubin will build a 3D Virtual Mine in order to bring the experience of mountaintop removal mining to a new level, empowering communities that now live in the shadows of extractive industries."
This project continues Gilomen's exploration of Appalachian mining communities and economies in such films as Deep Down.
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