Finding Home, directed by Sidney Beeman (MFA ’22) will make its broadcast debut on West Virginia PBS on Friday, January 12. “It’s an incredible honor to share my film on PBS—a dream I’ve had for so long—and now, it’s becoming a reality,” said Beeman.
Finding Home, follows the journey of a young Burmese immigrant, Cing Khek, and her family as they search for opportunities to build a new and better life in the conservative stronghold of West Virginia. The film depicts the ethnic diversity of the Appalachian region, the economic forces causing people to migrate to this area, and the choices individuals make to stay within the region. At its core, the film empowers a diverse cast of Appalachian citizens to reclaim their own narrative in a region that is often dominated by stereotypes.
Tune in on January the 12th at 8:30pm on WVPB HD!