The Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized. You can find a complete list of all the nominated films after the jump. Congratulations to the filmmakers!
Next week on Independent Lens, we’re airing Deep Down, a film about the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining on a Kentucky community. As part of the outreach for this film, the filmmakers created a virtual mine in Second Life to personalize the experience for viewers and to maximize the educational reach of the film. Our own Jonathan Archer virtually attended the unveiling of the mine and filed this report.
In my regular life as programming coordinator at ITVS, I’m Jonathan Archer. But for an hour on the evening of Wednesday, November 10th, I was Strasberg Adamcyk.
That’s the name of my avatar in Second Life, the world’s leading online virtual world. I was visiting a virtual Appalachia to participate in the launch event of The Virtual Mine, an innovative, immersive educational experience from the filmmakers of the documentary Deep Down (premiering on Independent Lens, Tuesday, November 23). The film is about mountaintop removal mining and its effects on the residents of Maytown, Kentucky.