The documentary, America’s Heart & Soul is focused on the inspirational stories of incredible Americans who are doing their part to build a country full of hope. They are interweaving their kindness, resiliency, and generosity into the fabric of American society to create a country for harmonious cohabitation. Their positive outlook on life and focus on achieving their dreams show the watchers that these small gestures can completely impact the country to become stronger and more unified. Look no further than to Minnie for inspiration on rebuilding America.
Louie Schwartzberg focuses on Minnie Yancey to highlight her incredible dedication to her craft. She will not settle for anything less than perfection when weaving rugs. While America is facing hardship, she demonstrates that by focusing on it piece by piece (or string by string) we can rebuild what is flawed to become beautiful, dynamic, and stronger.
Who is Minnie Yancey?
Located in Kentucky, Minnie Yancey embodies the principle that any imperfection can be viewed as a chance to reset, learn from the previous mistakes, and start new. Every restart brings her closer and closer to a flawless rug. Even if she was to weave 10 feet into a rug, if it doesn’t meet her standards, “I’ll cut it right off and start again,” as she puts it.
She demonstrates that while it’s easy to give up or lose faith in yourself after making mistakes or finding flaws in the weaves, you can look at it in a different light and grow from it.
What Can You Do?
Continue this path of hope that Minnie leads. In her humble lifestyle, she is making strides to make the country a better place. She doesn’t care about having an abundance of wealth and is grateful that she’s never been poor in her eyes. However, others may have a harder time struggling with poverty. We hope this information gave you some inspiration on rebuilding America! To become an impactful thread in the rug that is America, learn more and donate.