A Place in the Country

Location:  Whitesburg, KY
Project Description: 

A Place in the Country is a one-hour television documentary, narrated by Ray Suarez, that examines the impact of seven rural community development organizations located throughout the United States. In every region of the United States, rural community development organizations are building on local assets and initiative to help small towns and rural residents improve their economies and quality of life. These community-based organizations are making a difference in the lives of thousands of Americans by providing: affordable housing, jobs, educational opportunities, and access to capital. The documentary features the voices of residents who are building on their rural values to adapt to changing economic and social circumstances that both threaten their communities and provide opportunities. Also included are comments from national leaders about the importance of rural America in the nation's health and the unique role of rural community development organizations. Organizations associated with this project include: Center for Rural Strategies; Appalshop; and Rural LISC.