ITVS Community Campaigns is supporting COUNTRY BOYS, a David Sutherland film, through a variety of community and classroom engagement activities and resources in advance of the Frontline broadcast January 9-11, 2006, 9-11PM, ET/PT.
COUNTRY BOYS is an inspirational and gripping coming-of-age story about two boys from Eastern Kentucky's Appalachian region. Filmmaker David Sutherland (THE FARMER’S WIFE) interweaves the distinct narratives of two at-risk adolescents grappling with and overcoming daunting emotional and physical obstacles related to their unique family lives and the economic circumstances of this region. Their individual stories offer valuable insights into the universally complex problems that face all teenagers and those who love and support them. Read more >>
The COUNTRY BOYS Community Engagement Campaign will build awareness and support systems for young people in key goal areas involving mentoring, education, boys’ development and substance abuse prevention. Target audiences include youth mentors, educators, substance abuse professionals and faith communities. Learn more about campaign goals and national partners >>
Train tracks photo by: Michael Lutch