Taking his film Milking the Rhino to West Virginia for his first ever visit to the area, filmmaker David E. Simpson jokingly claims he expected "a state full of backwoods hollers, coal mines and toothless denizens." But, just as his own busts open preconceptions of what a nature documentary should focus on and on how Africans manage their environment and conservation issues, David found his own stereotyping fall away as he completed the final leg of his On Screen / In Person tour of the Mid-Atlantic.
Read his final blog on finding the "soulful" parts of Charleston, and an unexpectedly packed screening.
David now returns to Kartemquin to begin editing on Judith Helfand's Cooked, our latest co-production, which is due to be completed in 2013.
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