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You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

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A documentary about the struggles of "ordinary plain folks" against injustice, told in their own words, with historical photos and films. The film covers community actions against strip mining in Kentucky, toxic waste dumping in Tennessee, and illiteracy and discrimination in South Carolina. These grassroots movements all gained impetus from the legendary Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, which for over 50 years under the leadership of Myles Horton, has catalyzed communication and social change.
DVD
2011; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb

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Rare footage of Roscoe Holcomb, legendary singer and banjo player.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fast Food Women

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Examines the working conditions of women working in fast food restaurants in eastern Kentucky.
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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The First Saturday in May

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Of the 40,000 thoroughbred horses born each year, only 20 make it into the Kentucky Derby. This film follows the stories of six trainers, their horses (including Barbaro) and their families as they pursue the ultimate goal, to have their horse stand at the gate for a shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Harlan County, U.S.A.

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Documents the 1973 Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shakespeare Behind Bars

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Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sludge

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Shortly after midnight on October 11, 2000, a coal sludge impoundment in Martin County, Kentucky, broke through an underground mine below, propelling 306 million gallons of sludge down two tributaries of the Tug Fork River. By morning, Wolf Creek was oozing with the black waste; on Coldwater Fork, a ten-foot wide stream became a 100-yard expanse of thick sludge. The spill polluted hundreds of miles of waterways, contaminated the water supply for over 27,000 residents, and killed all aquatic life in Coldwater Fork and Wolf Creek--From publisher's description.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

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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.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music

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In addition to the songs, there are interviews with Monroe and past and current members of The Blue Grass Boys, as well as a rare moment with Roy Acuff.
DVD
1999; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)