| For roughly 35 years, Herb Crawford has been the owner of the Lonaconing Silk Mill in Western Maryland. It is the last intact silk mill in the United States. The mill has been subject to vandalism over the years, and the roof is in dire need of replacement. It is a unique part of American history that should be saved.
As Herb is aging and in need of funds, his wife, Betty, has developed Alzheimer’s and needs constant supervision. Herb is unable to tend the mill as he would like. Please consider making a donation at gofundme.com so this vital building can be restored.
After spending 6 weeks covering Hurricane Sandy, I was fortunate to meet a surviving family that was staying in my hotel. We became friends, and for the next seven months I covered their journey to return to their home a few miles away. This is their story. Merit Award, Best Shorts Competition, December 2013.
|A short documentary about a young girl with Achromatopsia, a rare genetic defect that renders her completely color blind. Best Shorts Competition Merit Award winner, October 2012.|