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Up Among The Hills: The Story of Fayetteville
|Event Name||Up Among The Hills: The Story of Fayetteville|
|Start Date||30th Nov 2017 6:30pm|
"Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville," a documentary telling the story of the character and characters of Fayetteville from the 1800s to present, will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Fayetteville's history as a quirky community – known for the state's flagship college and well recognized for its farmers market, town square and off-beat personalities – provides interesting fare for the film. Described by news reporter Waterman L. Ormsby as a "most inaccessible place" but "flourishing little town" in 1858, the city has played host to a variety of famous figures and eccentric residents. Narrated by former president Bill Clinton, the one-hour documentary blends artistic images with dramatic voices and recreations to take viewers on a poignant and, at times, humorous trip through the town's history.
In addition to detailing how Fayetteville became home to the University of Arkansas, "Up Among the Hills" profiles residents including: writers Charles Finger and William Lighton; musicians Buddy Hayes, Ronnie Hawkins and the Cate Brothers; former Fayetteville Daily Democrat publisher and politically minded mother Roberta Fulbright; and the peculiar "old scout" of Mount Sequoyah. The documentary was inspired by banker and Fayetteville native "Mr. Fayetteville" John Lewis and is dedicated to his memory."Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville" is written and produced by
Larry Foley, Emmy winning professor of journalism and documentary film at the University of Arkansas.