Take Hands tells a small town story that has a big current relevance—a story of how music and dance can unite people across cultural divides. The film follows Stacy Rose and the South Coast Folk Society as they organize a week-long celebration of traditional American music and contra dancing in rural Coos Bay, Oregon. Stacy wants everyone at the dance, no matter their skills or their politics. She wants a dance week that will bring people together and perhaps change a town.
A short documentary of contra dance by Doug Plummer.
For more than 35 years Seattle photographer and filmmaker Doug Plummer has documented America’s centuries-old dance tradition, contra dance, in big cities and small towns. Take Hands grew from this passion, as he became inspired by the ambition of the Folk Week event organizers to make a difference in their rural community. https://takehandsfilm.com/