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Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth

What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities. The lives of a CEO, a lab supervisor, a janitor, and an unemployed mother illustrate how class shapes opportunities for good health. Those on the top have the most access to power, resources and opportunity and thus the best health. Those on the bottom are faced with more stressors unpaid bills, jobs that don't pay enough, unsafe living conditions, exposure to environmental hazards, lack of control over work and schedule, worries over children and the fewest [...]
Online
2014; 2008
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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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Fort Knox [electronic resource]: Secrets Revealed

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The documentary is about the U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as Fort Knox. It is is home of the United States Army and one of the world's most top secret fortresses. Hidden deep inside the vault is an estimated $73 billion dollars in gold. Almost all information about it is classified. Through interviews with eyewitnesses, rare photos, and rarely seen films, we will construct a picture of what the building might look like. Hear testimony of those journalists and congressmen who were among the select few invited inside in 1974. Discover the history and secrets behind the Army's tank warfare and the classified military technologies it will use to fight the wars of the future.
Online
2006
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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 Adventures of Daniel Boone

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Gives the true life of Daniel Boone and separates it from the legend.
Online
2002; 1995
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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)
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The Breaks of the Mountain: The Russell Fork Gorge

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"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)
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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)
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New Directions in American Park Design

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A lecture by Reuben Rainey on Hargreaves Associates designs for parks in Palo Alto, California and Louisville, Kentucky.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music

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Features music performances by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and other artists, and interviews with Monroe and past and current members of his group.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Trouble Behind

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Uncovers the origins of today's racism in the history of a seemingly typical American small town, Corbin, Kentucky.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)