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8.

Seven Angry Men

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John Brown and his sons and followers murder advocates of slavery so that Kansas can join the United States as a free state. They continue the fight in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
DVD
2015; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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What Lies Upstream

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"In this classic detective story, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to uncover the truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people with drinking water for months. But when Hoback discovers an obscene collusion between chemical corporations and the highest level of government, the investigation spirals in a terrifying direction, and we learn the frightening truth about what lies upstream of us all"--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Glass Castle

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Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
11.

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)
12.

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
13.

The Struggle of Coon Branch Mountain: The Road to Better Schools

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A documentary in which various residents of a small rural West Virginia town protest bureaucratic indifference toward their desires for adequate educational opportunities for their children.
DVD
2011; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man

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The Buffalo Creek flood: "On February 26, 1972, a coal-waste dam owned by the Pittston Company collapsed at the head of a crowded hollow in southern West Virginia. A wall of sludge, debris, and water tore through the valley below, leaving 125 dead and 4,000 homeless. Through interviews with survivors, union leaders, concerned citizens, and company officials, evidence mounts that the coal company knew the dam was failing and in violation of state and federal regulations. The Pittston Company, however, continued to maintain that the disaster was 'an act of God.'" -- Container.; Buffalo Creek revisited: "Filmed ten years after the flood, this documentary explores the second disaster in which survivors' efforts to rebuild the communities shattered by the flood were thwarted by government [...]
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

The Holy Ghost People

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A report on the religious fervor of a small Pentecostal congregation in West Virginia whose fundamentalist philosophy encourages the biblical teaching of speaking in tongues and handling serpents.
DVD
1967; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

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A shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family. Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something from the Wild West than modern-day suburbified America.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Dancing Outlaw: Includes Dancing Outlaw II : Jesco Goes to Hollywood

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A picturesque portrait of the nearly extinct mountain culture of Boone County, West Virginia, focusing on the unique character of Jesco White: mountain dancer, petty criminal, Elvis Presley aficionado.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

The Mosque in Morgantown

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Former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani returns to her hometown in West Virginia and fights for social change within the local mosque.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

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)
20.

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