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A Hidden America : Children of the Mountains

Author: ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the hills of Central Appalachia, up winding, mountain roads, is a place where families face unthinkable living conditions. Isolated pockets here have three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of drug abuse, and the shortest life span in the nation. In this program, Diane Sawyer travels to the Appalachian Mountains to report on children who live in rural poverty, and in particular, four who are determined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
ABC News Productions, 2009
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 842541461
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 10, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (48 min.)) : sd., color
Contents: Appalachian People (3:12) --
Pride of Appalachia (3:02) --
Grim's Resillience (2:55) --
Courtney (1:57) --
Beating Addiction (3:29) --
War on Poverty and Appalachia (2:01) --
Pain Pill Addiction (1:35) --
Daughter of Appalachian Addict (3:00) --
Helping the Sick (1:11) --
Tooth Decay (2:10) --
Mines of Appalachia (2:25) --
Danger in Mines (2:25) --
Mine Owner (2:09) --
Football Future (1:13) --
Incest in Appalachia (1:52) --
Giving Up Hope (2:00) --
Appalachians Blamed for their Problems (1:26) --
Continuing to Struggle in Appalachia (2:37) --
Update on Appalachia (5:08) --
What Appalachia Needs (2:04).
Other Titles: Children of the Mountains
Responsibility: ABC News Productions.

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In the hills of Central Appalachia, up winding, mountain roads, is a place where families face unthinkable living conditions. Isolated pockets here have three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of drug abuse, and the shortest life span in the nation. In this program, Diane Sawyer travels to the Appalachian Mountains to report on children who live in rural poverty, and in particular, four who are determined to find a better life. For nearly two years, ABC News cameras have followed the stories of Shawn, a high school athlete who sleeps in his truck to avoid his alcoholic family; Courtney, a 12-year-old who wants nothing more than her own bed and enough to eat; Jeremy, an 18-year-old coal miner whose dream of becoming an engineer was dashed when his girlfriend became pregnant; and Erica, an 11-year-old striving to save her addicted mother's life. The program also includes Sawyer's update on these four young people, and a discussion of possible solutions to poverty.

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