Item Details

The Breaks of the Mountain [videorecording]: The Russell Fork Gorge

Appalshop ; [directed] by Tom Hansell
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
"Documentary about issues an Appalachian coalmining community faces while developing a tourist economy around a river gorge. The video focuses on the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River as it flows from Haysi, Virginia to Elkhorn City, Kentucky. The tape looks at the threats extractive industry present to this rare gorge, explores the promise of a sustainable ecotourism economy, and discusses the effects too much tourism brings to the quality of life in a small town"--Publisher's catalog.
Director
Tom Hansell
Release Date
1999
Run Time
27 min.
Language
English
Notes
Videocassette release of the 1999 documentary production.
Variant Title
Russell Fork Gorge
Published
[Whitesburg, KY : Appalshop Film & Video, 1999]
Description
1 videocassette (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS [NTSC] format.
Technical Details
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