KY Place is a documentary series that encourages conversations about issues relevant to Kentucky, without shying from taboos. It asks questions and seeks answers while understanding that sometimes there are none.
A place well known for bourbon, coal, and horses, we’re often treated like a rustic centerpiece on the national stage. Commonly maligned, misunderstood, and, most often, ignored. The problem, perhaps, lies in the fact that stories of Kentucky are frequently told by non-local media, which portrays an incomplete representation of our collective challenges and hard-fought victories.
As proof of concept, KY Place demonstrates how locally-produced media could function as a catalyst for solution-oriented discussions. This series seeks to give voice to those who have been historically marginalized and reclaim our narrative, to show that this state—like many places around the world—is complex, diverse, and beautiful.