Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Film Series to Screen Short Films by Appalachian Media Institute
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will screen short films by the Appalachian Media Institute at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The screening is free with admission to the KHS history campus.
The Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) is a media training program for central Appalachian youth. The program was founded in 1988 by Appalshop, a multi-media arts and cultural organization in Whitesburg, Ky. Using Appalshop’s technological and artistic resources, AMI helps young people explore how media production skills can be used to ask and begin to answer critical questions of themselves and their communities. Since its inception, AMI has directly engaged more than 600 young people in media production. To find out more about AMI, visit www.appalshop.org/ami.
Entrance to all KHS Film Series events is free with admission to the KHS history campus. Soda and popcorn are provided during the series.
The KHS Film series is part of a larger series of Thursday evening programming at KHS. Visit www.history.ky.gov and click News and Events for up-to-date information on other KHS events and programs.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.