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posted on 30 December 2015

Documentary Of The Week: The Appalachian Tail, A Journey Through Culture And History

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: As part of an independent study for Wofford College Interim Alex Bentley took to the Appalachian Trail (in the dead of winter) with a group of students seeking to discover the depths of it's history and culture. What they found exceeded even that.

Somehow the brutality of the winter wilderness was overshadowed by numerous counts of serendipitous grace, and they say they will never be the same because of it. In this film, interviews with Jennifer Pharr Davis, Brian King, Kip Redick, Laurie Potteiger and others shed light on the complexity of the history and culture of the AT. Furthermore, their journey is a true testament to the indescribable power of "The Trail".

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