Oyler - A film of an Appalachian Neighborhood,raising from the ashes

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
http://mds.marshall.edu/asa_conference/2016/accepted_proposals/44
Author(s):
Laird, Nancy M, Ms.; Cornelius, Melissa L, Asoc..; Daboiku, Omope, BA; Randolph, Amy; Hockenberry, Craig
live performance description
This is a mixed presentation of film and panel.. The film OYLER, a documentary film by Amy Scott, produced in association with American Public Media's Marketplace, tells the story of a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati’s poorest neighborhoods. Before 2006, very few kids from Lower Price Hill finished high school, much less went to college. The neighborhood is Urban Appalachian—an insular community with roots in the coal mining towns of Kentucky and West Virginia. The Panel following the film will be comprised of some possible participants: residents of Lower Price Hill, former and present Principal of Oyler, and a student highlighted in the film, and workers in the neighborhood. and Amy Scott, producer of film.