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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

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"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the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt--all of which have frayed the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)
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Class of '27: A New Generation in Three Forgotten Places

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

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In Class of '27, three diverse filmmaking teams set out across rural America to explore the lives of our youngest citizens and tell the stories of families and communities coming together- against the odds- to guide their children into successful graduates of the Class of '27. “A moving documentary which aims to expand the current narratives surrounding rural poverty in America.”- The Atlantic “These unforgettable films, drawn from across the United States, show a side of America that is rarely seen - the daily struggles and triumphs of children and their families in rural low-income communities.”- Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Professor, NYU.
Online
2017
4.

Justified: The Complete Third Season

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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
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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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Daniel Boone: Season 1 Disc 3 & 4

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
DVD
2006; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Daniel Boone: Season 1 Disc 5 & 6

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
DVD
2006; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Daniel Boone: Season 1 Disc 1 & 2

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
DVD
2006; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Daniel Boone: Season 1 Disc 7 & 8

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
DVD
2006; 1964
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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The High Lonesome Sound: Kentucky Mountain Music

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Shows the miners of Kentucky during hard times in 1962 as machinery replaces people. Features folk music and scenes of the lives of the people of the mountains.
VHS
1962
Ivy (By Request)