Associate Professor Dana Coester and Lecturer David Smith, along with a student team from the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 Experimental Storytelling classes, are producing a documentary “Muslim in Appalachia.” The documentary short uses VR storytelling to create intimacy, insight and empathy across racial and religious divides and to tell the diverse stories of Muslims within Appalachian communities.

The documentary follows eight subjects in West Virginia through the election year and the first year of a Trump presidency.

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