'Tennessee Walking Men' to take 1,200-mile trek across state | Community Spirit
Three men will walk across the state of Tennessee, documenting their experience in a film as they trek 1,200 miles through different towns to discover the people, culture, music, art, food, and the landscape.
Simply called the Tennessee Walking Men, the three individuals plan to travel on highways and backroads.
"Among us we've lived in most of the major cities in Tennessee, and we've driven the interstates between them countless times. There's a lot of Tennessee we haven't seen. We're setting out on foot to see it differently," said Nashville videographer and photographer Tim Duggan in the video explaining the mission.
Michael Meredith of Chattanooga and Matt Cottam of Memphis join Duggan to find out what it means to be a Tennessean. The group encourages social media users and YouTube subscribers to follow their journey, which starts August 23 in Memphis, as they will post updates to different platforms.
At least 20 miles a day will have to be covered in order for the Tennessee Walking Men to complete the trip; they will also have to carry all of their equipment. But the group says they walk, rather than drive, because it will provide a fresh perspective, and that they will meet more people on foot.
"We are walking to slow down. We are walking to take our time. We are walking, so that the true beauty of the place may make itself known to us. We hope to see you on the road. We’d love to hear your story," the Tennessee Walking Men say on their website.
The group is still working to meet their goal on IndieGoGo. For as little as $1, supporters can be a part of their journey and receive a unique Instax instant film photo from the trip. More about their IndieGoGo campaign here.