Area elders sought for new documentary film interviews

Press release from Center for Cultural Preservation:

The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s History and Documentary Film Center, is launching a special film project that seeks to capture the stories of WNC elders who themselves or their families overcame societal turmoil such as Great Floods, the 1918 pandemic, the Depression and other events that disrupted their lives and the lives of the community.

According to Center Executive Director David Weintraub, “The history of our community demonstrates that when people work together to solve their problems, they have been able to overcome them. They weren’t just survivors. By defeating these challenges, they became more resilient people and a stronger community that would not be deterred against any future disasters whether they were floods, famine, disease or economic troubles. The Center is seeking elders who are interested in telling their stories to us for a future film project to help all of us cope through our present crisis.”

The Center will being using Zoom or other video technology that limits person to person contact during the coronavirus outbreak. If you are interested in participating please contact the Center by calling and leaving a message at (828) 692-8062 or contacting the Center through their website at

The Center is also seeking funders who wish to support the project to make it a reality soon. Tax deductible donations can be made at or through snail mail at PO Box 1066, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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