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Rich Hill

Funded by: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Fledging Fund, Sundance Institute

This documentary film tells the story of three youth growing up in Rich Hill, Missouri. Seventy miles south of Kansas City, fifteen miles east of the Kansas border. Once a thriving mining town, shortly after World War II, the coal was gone – mined out. Stores closed, people moved away, farms were sold. It’s a story that could be told in hundreds of towns across America.

Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them, as well as the hope they share for a better life. Find out more at the film website.