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A Hometown Premiere For Student Filmmakers in Dalton

“Dalton:  A Story of Survival” poster
S.T.E.P. Studio
“Dalton: A Story of Survival” poster

Dalton is known as the carpet capital - and that’s where a student documentary about the city will receive the red carpet treatment.

On Friday, the film “Dalton: A Story of Survival” will be screened at the Wink Theater in downtown Dalton, starting at 7:30 PM.

The award-winning documentary - by the high school and college students at S.T.E.P Studio - tells the story of Dalton and its resilience.

Jacob Poag is founder and president of S.T.E.P Studio.

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