Holding On is a portrait of self-taught canoeist William McDuffie. He has witnessed the local creek in his hometown of Robbins transform from a junk yard to a sliver of paradise. His reflections on the past reinforce his determination to give the community memories that they, too, will never forget.
Kelly Sims has bachelor's degrees in Creative Photography and International Humanitarian Assistance from the University of Florida. With an interest in oral history and telling stories to aid nonprofits, she moved to Durham to study audio and filmmaking.
Read more about the Anytown, USA class and see the other Robbins videos at cdsporch.org/archives/24462.