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The True Meaning of Pictures [videorecording]: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

Mercury Films Inc. ; produced by Nick de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal ; directed by Jennifer Baichwal
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Shelby Lee Adams has been photographing the eastern Kentucky Appalachian mountain people for thirty years, and been both praised and derided for his portraits of impoverished Appalachian families. Accused of perpetuating stereotypes, Adams is said to exploit his subjects; this documentary explores the controversy. The director allows Adams, his critics and the subjects of his work to speak their minds.
Director
Jennifer Baichwal
Performers
Shelby Lee Adams, the Childers family, the Napier family, the Riddle family, Hort Collins, Dwight Billings, A.D. Coleman, Vicki Goldberg, Wendy Ewald, Mary Ellen Mark.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
71 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 2002 production.
  • Title and credits from container.
  • Special features: photo gallery, filmmaker biographies, and Shelby Lee Adams biography.
Variant Title
Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia
Appalachia
Edition
Widescreen version
ISBN
0767058100, 9780767058100
Credits
Cinematographer, Nick de Pencier ; editor, David Wharnsby.
Published
[New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, c2003.
Publisher no.
NVG-9567 New Video Group
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 71 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Technical Details
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