Beattyville to be featured in upcoming documentary


Beattyville, Ky. (WYMT) –

Honking, smiling and waving, the group of Beattyville hosted a parade on Sunday. The parade was filmed for the final scene of a brand new documentary referred to as “The Hills I Name House.”

“It was simply our farewell to indicate them that our group on a fast discover on a Sunday afternoon that we’d find yourself with forty individuals,” stated Beattyville Mayor Scott Jackson.

At first, Jackson was skeptical about how the documentary was going to painting the small city.

“The very first thing I requested after they come are you going to be optimistic or detrimental they usually went on every thing they had been going to do and nothing was going to be detrimental they only wish to present the world that Appalachia is just not what its portrayed to be,” added Jackson.

However Jackson realized the director simply wished to inform the tales of individuals in Beattyville.

“I simply got here to fall in love with it and understand a lot of the stereotypes and the media illustration is so unfair and I feel it’s about time that folks get the possibility to truly inform the tales themselves with out having the media say it for them,” stated filmmaker Ashton Gleckman.

Gleckman additionally wished to characteristic the wonders of Lee County.

“Actually it has been most likely essentially the most eye-opening expertise of my life and I hope that extra individuals after seeing the movie and extra individuals, on the whole, will come out right here and see it along with her personal eyes as a result of it truly is a rare place,” added Gleckman.

Gleckman hopes the documentary might be launched in early 2021.

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