Turning Points: Stories of Change will be the feature film at 2 p.m. on October 26 at the Palace Theater in downtown Kinsley. Eric McHenry of Washburn University in Topeka will be in attendance to introduce the film for the Kansas Humanities Council. This project explores pivotal moments in four Kansas Communities: Kinsley, Hays, Ulysses, and Olathe. Dr. McHenry wrote and narrates the connecting thread that ties the films together.
The film was produced by Gizmo Pictures of Topeka. Our contribution, “Navigating Rough Waters,” has comments by Kinsley citizens about floods and the challenges of living on a flood plain taken from interviews conducted in January of this year. It also draws on historic photographs, film and newspaper articles. It was a difficult task telling the complicated story of our struggle and triumphs in a very short film, but I think Gizmo Pictures have managed to do it. Be sure to put this date on your calendar.