Marks, Mississippi: Young People Look To a Future in Memphis
The only factory in Marks, Mississippi, closed, so the only jobs left are at Wal-Mart or fast food joints. To get a job, young people in Quitman County think about Memphis.
Young people, thankfully, haven't learned to varnish what they see around them. So when the leaders of the National Rural Assembly asked young folk from four regions of rural America to make films about their lives and their communities, the results were both entertaining and sobering.
This is the film prepared by young people in the Quitman County Development Center in Marks, Mississippi. The topic of their film is investment in rural communities.