The NENC Women's Project is a documentary series that will feature interviews with women in rural Northeastern North Carolina. NENC is located East of Interstate 95. It is very isolated from the rest of the state and also the rest of the country. Many people grow up here and leave for college, the military, or better economic opportunities. The NENC Women's Project will focus on the women and girls who remain. NENC is also part of the "Black Belt" in the state. Most of the counties here are majority African American. In Bertie County, for instance, there are twice as many women with Bachelor's degrees (16%) as men (8.5%), yet their income ($36,000) is almost half that of men ($63,000). There has never been a Women's Movement here. There are very few women in political leadership here. What jobs do women in NENC hold, where do they live, what are their struggles, what are their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their children? How can the information gathered be used to help them make progress socially and professionally? The goal of the NENC Women's Project is to produce 10 short documentary episodes over the course of the year 2020 to give voice to rural women who have been voiceless for so long and allow them a platform to share their incredible stories of hope and resiliance with the rest of the world. Please join us to support this important project. Thank you!