The Humanities Council has helped fund many video projects over the years. View clips from these projects, and find more information about them.
West Virginia: A Film History, co-produced by the West Virginia Humanities Council, premiered in 1995. An unparalleled saga which reveals the enduring strength and courage of a people who have faced some of America’s greatest challenges, it is now available as a 2-DVD set.
Burning Springs is a one-hour documentary about the history of the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. Produced by MotionMasters with a Humanities Council grant, the film details West Virginia’s role in the development of this important energy source.
Viewed largely through the life of an individual public servant, Ken Hechler: In Pursuit of Justice is a two-hour examination of the role of political office in 20th century America. Ken Hechler was funded in part by a Humanities Council media grant.
A Moving Monument: The West Virginia State Capitol tells how the capitol of the state occupied five buildings before finally residing in Cass Gilbert’s masterpiece in Charleston. Monument received a media grant from the Humanities Council.