What is Health? Knoxvillians Share Their Stories

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Street Stories

To find out what Knoxvillians have to say about health issues in East Tennessee, TruckBeat took the truck out to Knoxville's popular Opera Rossini Festival International Street Fair. We found a good spot for conversation, and let photographer Phil Batta's camera roll. 

Watch the video: 


Plus, we met this guy:


Producer and Director: Jess Mador

Editor and Cinematographer: Phil Batta 

Music performance: Old City Buskers 

Composer: Sam Keenan

Special thanks to: 

The Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival International Street Fair

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

This ​video is produced by​ Jess Mador and brought to you by WUOT and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Phil Batta

Phil Batta is an award-winning cinematographer and director who specializes in creating short-form documentaries and visually rich multiplatform media for social impact. His work appears on PBS, The New Yorker, UK Channel 4, ITN, The Guardian, ABC7, CNN and ITVS. He's also shot and edited projects honored as official selections at international film festivals and exhibitions. Batta is currently directing two documentaries exploring youth social justice and gender equality. 

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