You searched for:

Geographic Location
:
Kentucky
x
48 entries
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

Number
Remove Star
Title
Format
Year
Location & Availability
Call #
1.

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Loading...
"In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt--all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, [...]
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

Class of '27: A New Generation in Three Forgotten Places

Loading...
Three diverse filmmaking teams set out across rural America to explore the lives of our youngest citizens and tell their stories of daily struggles in low-income communities. The struggles and triumps of families as they guide their children to become the graduates of the Class of '27.
Visual MaterialsOnline
2017
UVA Library (Item is on order)
3.

You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

Loading...
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)
4.

To Save the Land and People

Loading...
Discusses the history and impact of strip mining in Kentucky. Focuses on actions by people directly affected by mining on both sides of the question: miners and farmers. Highlights the evolving legislation imposed to control strip mining and enabling newer methods such as "mountain top removal."
DVD
2009; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Justified: Season 5

Loading...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens confronts the Crowes, a deadly, lawless family from Florida intent on settling in Harlan with new criminal enterprises in mind. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder struggles to free his imprisoned fiancee Ava as he partners with the Dixie Mafia's Wynn Duffy.
DVD
2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
6.

Justified: The Complete Fourth Season

Loading...
In Season 4, Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father's bad dealings. Meanwhile Boyd Crowder finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own.
DVD
2013
7.

Justified: The Complete First Season

Loading...
Due to his old-school style, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Lawman Givens is a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who never gives an inch.
DVD
2011
8.

Justified: The Complete Third Season

Loading...
Season three introduces a new main villain, Robert Quarles of Detroit. The parent criminal organization connected to the Frankfort mafia has exiled Quarles to Kentucky. Quarles begins to muscle in on the local criminals, successfully supplanting them until Raylan begins investigating. Simultaneously, Dickie Bennett, the lone survivor of the Bennett clan, seeks the aid of the black residents of Noble's Holler and their leader Ellstin Limehouse in recovering his inheritance.
DVD
2012
9.

Jess + Moss

Loading...
Jess and Moss are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a summer, they venture out on a journey exploring deep secrets, identity, and hopes for the future.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Hatfields & McCoys

Loading...
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
11.

Justified: The Complete Second Season

Loading...
In season two, Raylan tangles with a ruthless Harlan County crime family, Winona finds herself in hot water after she is a victim in a bank robbery, Loretta begins to piece together what the Bennetts did with her father, and much more.
DVD
2012; 2011
12.

Hands on: A Year in an Eastern Kentucky Classroom

Loading...
"Hands on goes inside an eastern Kentucky classroom to examine the potential of a student-centered, democratically run learning environment. Teacher Linda Oxendine-Brown and her 24 second graders are the collective managers of their classroom and the focus of this program which chronicles their activities during the 1989-90 school year in rural Knox County."--Appalshop catalog.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Stranger With a Camera

Loading...
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)
14.

The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb

Loading...
Rare footage of Roscoe Holcomb, legendary singer and banjo player.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

The First Saturday in May

Loading...
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)
16.

The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

Loading...
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)
17.

Sludge

Loading...
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)
18.

Fast Food Women

Loading...
Examines the working conditions of women working in fast food restaurants in eastern Kentucky.
DVD
2008; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Evelyn Williams

Loading...
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, an environmental group, protests oil and gas company operations on Evelyn Williams' land. Williams also discusses her life.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
20.

The Breaks of the Mountain: The Russell Fork Gorge

Loading...
"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.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)