I am thrilled to share a 30-minute Turning Point documentary TV episode that I directed and shot featuring Richard Joyner—a reverend, chaplain and community leader in Conetoe, NC. Richard was named one of CNN’s “Top 10 Heroes” and has won national awards including the Purpose Prize for transforming his community, which has been hit with addiction and poverty-related health and diet issues.
Richard is the most radiant and generous man I have ever met. He embodies the highest human principles, of love in the face of adversity; tireless dedication through the slimmest of odds; and a powerful sense of presence that has helped so many people in his community. This documentary TV episode tells his story.
Richard founded the nonprofit Conetoe Family Life Center and a community farm to help transform the community. He and the Center’s executive director Garrie Moore have enlisted PhD researchers with the University of Eastern North Carolina to conduct health screenings with the children and adults who are a part of the community garden programs; as well as to track emergency room visitation rates, etc. The statistics have been truly impressive.
Below are a few behind the scenes images from our shoot:
You can see more on Richard below: