Acclaimed West Virginia documentarian Elaine McMillion Sheldon talks with Sarah Smarsh about getting regional stories right and the universality of addiction. Sheldon is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker who explores stories of identity, resilience, and hope. She is the director of two documentaries about America’s opioid crisis, Recovery Boys and the Emmy-winning Heroin(e). Sheldon also received a 2013 Peabody award, a 2014 Emmy nomination, and 3rd prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards for her interactive documentary Hollow, which explores the lives lived in post-industrial, rural Appalachia. Learn more at TheHomecomers.org and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
September 10, 2019