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1.

After Coal

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Profiles inspiring individuals who are building new futures in the coalfields of central Appalachia and South Wales.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Justice in the Coalfields

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A documentary focusing on the United Mine Workers strike against the Pittston Coal Company, its effects on the people and communities involved, and the unresolved issues left in its wake.
DVD
2011; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People

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Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Coal Country

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This film reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It's a 'new civil war,' as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). What does this mean for America and the rest of the World? The coal industry is spending millions to promote what it calls 'clean coal.' Is it achievable? At what cost?
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Jolo Serpent Handlers

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A documentary focusing on a small snake-handling church in rural West Virginia. The show's varied scenes: the rattlesnake hunt through the mountains; the washing of the serpents; the annual outdoor homecoming; colorful exteriors of the countryside; a rare documentation of an all-night prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite; and many interviews taken with the people inside the relaxed and natural settings of their homes.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mountain Talk: A Journey to the Heart of Southern Appalachia

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In Mountain Talk, the people of Southern Appalachia tell the story of their unique culture and way of talking, revealing the quick wit, good humor, and rugged perserverance that have sustained them for centuries. These songs, stories and candid interviews convey the shared sense of place and identity that continues to define mountain people, even as their traditions and heritage seem to be fading away.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hatfields & McCoys

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Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the board between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s.
DVD
2012
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Mine War on Blackberry Creek

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An overview of the 1984 United Mine Workers of America strike against A.T. Massey Coal Co. at Blackberry Creek, along the Kentucky-West Virginia border. Includes an intimate look at both workers and strike breakers, chronicling UMWA's first confrontation with a multinational corporation in what many consider to be the most important strike of the decade.
DVD
2010; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stranger With a Camera

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In 1967 Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor came with a crew to eastern Kentucky to make a film showing people from all walks of life in the United States. They finished the day by filming coal miners and their families in rental houses. As the filmmakers were leaving, Hobart Ison, the owner of the property, drove up and fired three shots, killing Hugh O'Connor. Elizabeth Barrett, from Kentucky herself, explores why this happened by trying to understand the people and culture of eastern Kentucky.
DVD
2007; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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The 5th String

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The story of an Ivy League music professor who journeys back to the hills of Appalachia to attend the funeral of the man who raised him. He embarks on a musical odyssey that brings him face to face with a past he has desperately tried to outrun.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Up the Ridge: A U. S. Prison Story

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"An in-depth look at the United States prison industry and the social impact of moving hundreds of thousands of inner-city minority offenders to distant rural outposts"--Container. Focuses on Wallens Ridge State Prison, a maximum security prison in rural Virginia, to which numerous prisoners from Connecticut were formerly transferred.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stripmining in Appalachia

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Discusses how strip mining has affected the environment and the people of Appalachia.
VHS
1990; 1973
Ivy (By Request)
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Beyond Measure: Appalachian Culture and Economy

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Discusses the effect of coal and natural gas mining on the traditional Appalachian way of life and the environment.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Appalachian Genesis

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Focuses on issues concerning Appalachian youth including job opportunities, education, health facilities, and unsafe coal mines.
VHS
1978; 1971
Ivy (By Request)
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Tomorrow's People

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Combines mountain music and views of Appalachian people and places.
VHS
1973
Ivy (By Request)
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Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & the Fight for Coalfiled Justice

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Charts the rise of large scale coal surface mining in Appalachia and the community resistance of a region caught between the national appetite for cheap energy and a sense of Appalachian culture and beauty.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

We Are Marshall

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The inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports. On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington citizens. They find hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel, a young coach determined to rebuild Mar [...]
DVD
2007
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The Appalachians

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The Appalachian mountains have been called America's "first frontier." The story of the brave poineers who settled this great wilderness is the story of America: immigration, settlement, the Revolution and the Civil War, the growth of industry and the use and abuse of land. In addition, Appalachia has had a powerful impact on American music, folklore and culture, giving birth to what we know today as country music. Appalachia has always played a critical role in American history. It has been closely tied to the nation's economic fate--in particular, the roller-coaster cycles of boom and bust with coal, timber and steel. --from back cover
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Dancing Outlaw

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Pt. 1 - Jesco White from Boone County, West Virginia is called "the last mountain dancer". In trouble with the law when he was young, he displays three distinct personalities: the dancer, Jesco the devil, and Elvis Presley. Without these talents, "he'd be locked away in a crazy house." White idolized his father and keeps his memory alive through his Appalachian tap dancing amidst the feuds, poverty, ignorance, violence, and natural wildness of the mountains that are his home. Pt. 2 - Jesco goes to Hollywood where he meets Roseanne and Tom Arnold on the set of the sitcom, Roseanne. Jesco "taps" his way along the Hollywood walk of fame.
VHS
2002; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Stranger With a Camera

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In 1967 Hugh O'Connor, a Canadian filmmaker, and his crew came to eastern Kentucky to make a film showing people from all walks of life in the United States. They finished the day by filming coal miners and their families in rental houses. As the filmmakers were leaving, Hobart Ison, the owner of the property, drove up and fired three shots, killing Hugh O'Connor. Elizabeth Barrett, from Kentucky herself, explores why this happened by trying to understand the people and culture of eastern Kentucky in different socio-economic backgrounds.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)