Original story by Greg Kocher for the Lexington Herald Leader Find the original here.
The director of a new documentary about the disposal of chemical weapons in Madison County said it "is a great success story and a great Kentucky story with global implications."
"This tiny group of Kentuckians basically took on the Pentagon, the world's largest bureaucracy, and won," Ben Evans said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "That's not something that happens every day.
"Just because a challenge looks impossible doesn't mean that it is," Evans said, quoting Craig Williams of Berea, a central figure in the movie. "With enough determination and focus and willingness to stay solutions-oriented, we can really make a lot of progress on what seems like some really intractable problems we face as a country and as a planet. That's a really encouraging message."
Original story by Campbell Wood for ace. Find the original here.
Kentucky filmmaker Ben Evans and musician Ben Sollee are working on a documentary film. Nerve, set to premiere on October 2nd at the EKU Arts Center, will tell the story ofthe aging chemical weapons stored in the Bluegrass and the controversies, pitfalls and triumphs of the effort to rid the region of them. The film will also document the emergence of Kentucky Environmental Foundation (KEF). This year is the 25th anniversary of KEF.
Original story by Sarah Baird for MOTHERBOARD. Find the original here
When the VHS tape dispatched to my family by the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program begins to roll, it simply looks, at first, like a poorly-acted instructional video from a 1990s health class. Part of a larger kit—including, inexplicably, duct tape and scissors—aimed at helping community members “shelter in place” in case of disaster, the video’s corny melodrama almost distracts from its surreal, quasi-apocalyptic purpose.
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