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welcome to wac 2.0

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

What's this program about ?

New York City youth from the Educational Video Center live, learn, and make documentaries together with rural youth in Appalachia’s Clearfork Valley community of East Tennessee. Turning their cameras on systemic issues including the opioid epidemic and the right to broadband access, the teenagers learn how interconnected their urban and rural communities really are. Rooted in EVC's NYC-Appalachia Student Video Exchange from the 1980s, the We Are All Connected project brings youth from these communities together to help bridge our rural-urban gap.

 

WAC 2.0 is our second project in Tennessee which you can find more information on HERE

THE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CENTER

Who are we?

The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

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WAC History

Where it Started

For 3 summers in the mid 1980's New York City youth from the Educational Video Center lived, learned and made documentaries together with rural youth in Appalachia's mining communities of East Tennessee. Their films focused on chronic unemployment and poverty and allowed the teenagers to experience the connections between their urban and rural communities. The current We Are All Connected project is the revival of this student exchange from over 30 years ago. 

You can learn more about the programs history on the WAC1.0 Webpage.

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