Student documentary to air on MontanaPBS

Students involved in the 2015 student documentary pose in front of the UC Theater.

Changing Home: Small Town Survival

This scenario plays out in small towns across Montana. With a fluctuating economy, White Sulphur Springs is anticipating a new industry. Canadian mining company Tintina projects the Black Butte Copper Mine will bring more than 200 jobs to the Montana town. How will two local families adjust to potential changes. One high school senior, Samantha Eby enjoys her last year and prepares to go away to college. She wonders if the town she is leaving will be the same when she comes home. Ben Forkin and his family hope a turn of events will bring more opportunities to allow their children to return to their small town roots. This program examines the trade-offs towns must make to remain economically viable while maintaining their sense of community.

The program was produced by the University of Montana School of Journalism Student Documentary Unit. Students involved in the production were Tim Blodgett, Julia Capron, Holly Sinnema, Mackenzie Enich, Charlie Ebbers, Mahkia Clark and Mikensi Romersa. Denise Dowling and John Twiggs served as faculty advisers. The SDU has been producing programs for more than a quarter century.

Upcoming air dates for "Changing Home," are as follows:

  • Thursday, 05/28 at 7:00pm
  • Monday, 06/01 at 2:30am
  • Sunday, 06/07 at 10:00am

Click here for a link to the program website.

- posted on 05/21/15 -