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Appalshop Films

Works: 122 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 1,057 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Drama  Case studies  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Church history  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Classifications: TC557.W42, 627.4
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Publications about Appalshop Films
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Most widely held works by Appalshop Films
The Buffalo Creek flood an act of man ( visu )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Buffalo Creek revisited: "Filmed ten years after the flood, this documentary explores the second disaster in which survivors' efforts to rebuild the communities shattered by the flood were thwarted by government insensitivity and a century-old pattern of corporate control of the region's land and resources." -- Container
Coalmining women ( visu )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Women coal miners tell of the economic conditions that led them to seek employment on the coal mines and problems encountered once hired
Evelyn Williams ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, an environmental group, protests oil and gas company operations on Evelyn Williams' land. Williams also discusses her life
Ready for harvest clearcutting in the southern Appalachians ( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Beginning in the late 1800's and into the early 20th century, forests in the Southern Appalachian Mountains were extensively logged. Since that time, the forests have grown back and matured attracting timber companies to private and public land. On public land the U.S. Forest Service sells the trees for prices well below the market value and one of the most popular ways of cutting down trees is by "clearcutting", a method in which all trees are cut regardless of size. Pros and cons as well as environmental issues are discussed with timber companies, residents and representatives from the Forest Service
Sunny side of life ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary on the original Carter family of Southwestern Virginia and their musical legacy. Points out that individual performers pass on, but their joy and spirit endures "when we keep on the sunny side of life."
Beyond measure Appalachian culture and economy ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Discusses the effect of coal and natural gas mining on the traditional Appalachian way of life and the environment
On our own land ( visu )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Through interview and documentary, presents the controversy surrounding strip mining and the so-called "broad form deed" in Kentucky, its legal effect on the conflicting rights of land surface owners and mineral rights owners, and the emotional and economic effect on small land owners
The Ralph Stanley story ( visu )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"This film tells Ralph's story through interviews with Ralph, fellow musicians, and those who know Ralph best"--Container
Harriette Simpson Arnow 1908-1986 ( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Author Harriette Simpson Arnow talks about her life and writings, from her first job teaching in a one-room school to the publication of her successful books
Fixin' to tell about Jack ( visu )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Jack and the beanstalk retold as "Jack Tales" by storyteller, Ray Hicks
The Big lever party politics in Leslie County, Kentucky ( visu )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Shows how, with its resolutely Republican loyalties reaching back to Civil War days, Leslie County, Ky., hosted Richard Nixon's first public appearance after resigning the presidency. Presents interviews with history professor Harry Caudill and Leslie County politician C. Allen Muncy, and shows footage of Nixon's visit and his speech
Nature's way ( visu )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Shows a variety of Appalachian folk people and their methods for curing diseases using herbs and other local cures
Long journey home ( visu )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A study of a contemporary Appalachian family that moved to a large city and then returned to the Appalachian region. It is a documentary about migration and the struggle of people racked by economic imperatives and their desire to maintain a homeplace
Strangers and kin ( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Discusses prejudices against "southern hillbillies" using old filmclips, drama, interviews, music, etc. Shows the exploitation of the mountain people by both writers and industrialists. Examines the effects of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Studies the cultural heritage of those who live in the southern mountains
In the good old-fashioned way ( visu )
2 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Shows a riverside baptism, foot-washing ceremony, annual association meeting, the music of the church, and a cemetery memorial service of the Old Regular Baptist Church sect which is unique to the Appalachian Mountains
Minnie Black's gourd band ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
An 89-year-old woman from Southeastern Ky. uses her home-grown gourds to sculpt a fanciful bestiary as well as the instruments for the senior citizen gourd band she started. Shows Minnie working on her gourds, in performance with her band and at a meeting of the National Gourd Society
Clinchco story of a mining town ( visu )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Story of the small mining town of Clinchco, Virginia as told by the town citizens
So was Einstein a look at dyslexic children ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Presents a summer tutorial for dyslexic children
Fat Monroe ( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In post World War II Eastern Kentucky, nine-year-old Wilgus Collier accepts a ride home with a gruff, unshaven mountain man who has the gift of gab and a merciless sense of humor. "By the end of his ride, Wilgus's notion of truth and trust in the adult world is changed forever."--Appalshop catalog. In the interview (15 min.) Gurney Norman discusses his literary influences and the importance of place in his writings
Mabel Parker Hardison Smith ( visu )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Presents a character study of Mabel Parker Hardison Smith, who taught school for over thirty-five years in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky, as she recollects her life in an Appalachian Black miner's family. Archival and personal photographs illustrate her narration. Recalling the joys and trials she has known, Smith tells how she came to love music and especially how she became a teacher
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