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Mary "Aunt Francis" Page is 99 years old. She believed she was in the last place she'd have to call home. Now a major league sports team has purchased the building she lives in with hopes of turning the spot into a parking garage for their new stadium. But they're not the only group that wants something from Aunt Francis as the media and activists find their angle on her situation as well. First export of a segment set to air on a regional PBS show I produce.
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Chris, a native of Cincinnati, OH, while working in restaurant management had a revelation to quit his job (several jobs in fact before it stuck) and pursue what truly made him happy. For him that meant dedicating himself to filmmaking, journalism and above all storytelling. While he knew he wanted to focus on documentary as an art, he had no idea where that desire would lead. After co-founding the non-profit Cincy Stories, he realized how his love of true stories could be utilized in practical ways to improve his city. A few short documentaries about local residents turned into a large scale multimedia project and that turned into multiple large scale projects, a weekly radio show and a much happier and fulfilled Chris. Now, in addition to his passion for all things storytelling, he has a new passion for giving a voice to those whose experiences are often overlooked in his community and creating new ways to activate those stories for real change. His work with Cincy Stories has gained him nine regional Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. more...