An Appalachian Dawn -- Nestled in the mountains of Central Appalachia, Clay County, KY, has long been at the nexus of history. Daniel Boone left plenty of footprints here, but he was hardly alone. For over 200 years, the people who followed him into this secluded corner of America generated enough heroism and infamy to salt the headlines of virtually every major newspaper in the land. Sadly, much of the news was dark—vicious feuds, crushing poverty, pervasive corruption, and epic drug abuse. By the early 2000s, the situation was so bleak that any family that could was fleeing to greener pastures. Those who stayed behind fought a running battle with hopelessness as illicit drugs threatened to consume an entire generation. And then it happened. As a desperate band of believers cried "Enough!" the Presence of God descended on the town of Manchester, and transformed it into the City of Hope.
Produced by George Otis, Jr. and the Sentinel Group
Posted by Wayne Carter on 28th May 2014
I recorded and engineered several of the special featured music in this film except for Ricky Skaggs theme song. Recorded at Lonesome Day Studio in Boonville, Ky..
When I saw the finished product, I was emotionally moved by the story line concerning two former drug addicts and drug dealer, who's lives were transformed by the power of God. The photography in this film is not only breath taking in the scenes, but tells the story of God almighty showing up in a place of darkness that had no hope, to a place of light where hope resides. If you ever take a trip to Clay County watch for the welcome signs that say, Welcome To Manchester City Of Hope.
Posted by Bro. Von on 2nd Jul 2013
I just finished watching "An Appalacian Dawn" on CornerstoneTV. I'm blown away. I remarked to my son as we viewed the documentary from our home in New York State, "It's like seeing something in another country." Congrats to the producers, professional quality, gifted story telling, this video has it all. Will become one of the all time Christian classics. (I only wish it was in stock.) With the bad news of the moral slide in our culture reflected in the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, "An Appalacian Dawn" will be a tremendous encouragement to the church in America.