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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Appalshop Archive
- The Miners Campaign Tape Project
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1984 documentary on British coal strikes produced in England by The Miners Campaign Tape Project.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, British Coal Board
Appalshop Archive
- Appalshop
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According to the narrator of the show, this episode of Headwaters documents the first dance residency in the state of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Letcher County Arts Council and the Kentucky Arts Council, the residency funded dance teacher Mary Bruce Blackburn to conduct classes at schools and other venues in the area. Footage includes description of the program by Letcher County Arts Council president Josephine Richardson and interviews with school administrators, parents and students and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, arts education
Appalshop Archive
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Show explores violence from various perspectives. Interviewees include Lee Howard, descendent of James B. Howard, a participant in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, who discusses violence in the context of feuding families. Kindergarten teacher Will Rosenfeld discusses the impact of violent television shows on children in his classroom at Norton Elementary School in Norton, Virginia. Ben B. Taylor, sherrif of Letcher County, talks about his attempts to control drugs and associated violence....
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, violence, crime
Appalshop Archive
- Appalshop
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Sponsored by the Coal Employment Project, this video documents the 6th Annual Conference of Women Miners held in Charleston, West Virginia. Over one hundred women gathered from 13 states to discuss maters of racial and sexual discrimination, maternity/paternity leave and acid rain. Includes interviews with women coal miners and a keynote speech by Cecil Roberts, International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America.
Topics: Appalachia, coal mining, labor history, women coal miners