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In the summer of 2005, seven years after David Sutherland first began filming "Country Boys," FRONTLINE interviewed him, Cody Perkins and Chris Johnson about the film and the boys' thoughts on their lives and future. Their video is intercut with scenes from the series. (Realplayer and Windows Media formats.)

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Origins of
"Country Boys"

What led filmmaker David Sutherland to the story of two teenagers coming of age in Appalachia. (3:56)

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Making the Film

Cody and Chris, now in their early twenties, reflect on what it was like and how the experience affected them. (5:10)

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Appalachia

Both young men talk about eastern Kentucky and how they hope viewers of the film will see that the stereotypes of Appalachia aren't true. (3:08)

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Me and My Father

Chris talks about his long conflicted relationship with his dad, the day he found him dying, and how he thinks about him now. Randall Johnson passed away in the summer of 2005. (4:49)

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My Religious Faith

Cody still has faith in God, but talks about his anger toward those Christian churches that judge and condemn people who are different. (6:04)

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The Future

Chris and Cody share some thoughts on what they might do in the years ahead. (2:38)

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posted jan. 9, 2006

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