Land Grant Films to hold casting call for documentary

100 million stories

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County is pleased to partner with UTK’s Land Grant Films to interview children and families about their experience with the Imagination Library program for a feature-length documentary entitled 100 Million Stories. The casting call will be held on August 11 at Lawson McGhee Library from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Interested families should register for a time slot.

Land Grant Films is a program of the University of Tennessee's College of Communication and Information Science, Department of Journalism and Electric Media. Led by Dr. Nick Geidner and a crew of student filmmakers, 100 Million Stories is the first feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The documentary will cover the history, impact and future of America’s largest non-governmental children’s literacy program and include original interviews with recipients of the books, parents, policy makers, authors, program organizers, and the legend herself, Dolly Parton.

Land Grant Films's mission is to provide University of Tennessee students with real-world experience in documentary storytelling while providing local non-profit organizations with videos assets that can be used to raise awareness and funds. We aim to do this by building strong service-learning relationships with local non-profit organizations and working with our students to tell the stories of the people and issues affected by these organizations.