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In Dalton, Student Filmmakers Weave Community

“Dalton:  A Story of Survival” poster
S.T.E.P. Studio
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Student filmmakers in Dalton have told the story of their community and its resilience in an award-winning documentary.

The high school and college students at S.T.E.P. Studio spent more than 200 hours editing their documentary, “Dalton: A Story of Survival.”

It was honored with an award for best long documentary at the American Golden Picture International Film Festival in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacob Poag is S.T.E.P. Studio’s founder and president.

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