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Solar Helps Sustain Williamson WV

On Feb 2, 2011, Williamson, WV, celebrated the arrival of a new energy source with the first solar installation on a downtown building.

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Seedtime on the Cumberland 2010

Video postcard from the 2010 Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival in Whitesburg, Kentucky

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Up the Ridge Trailer

Up the Ridge offers viewers an in-depth look at the United States prison industry and the social impact of moving hundreds of thousands of inner-city minority offenders to distant rural outposts and explores competing political agendas that align government policy with human rights violations, and political expediencies that bring communities into racial and cultural conflict.

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Stranger With A Camera/intro

The death of a Canadian filmmaker, shot and killed by a local resident in Appalachia at the height of America’s War on Poverty, serves as a departure point for documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Barret to explore issues of media representation and to reflect on the complex intersection of communities, culture, and cameras. (60 min., copyright 2000, Appalshop, Inc.)

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Stranger With A Camera/Elizabeth Barret

"As someone who lives in the community I document, what can I learn from this story now that I have stood on both sides of the camera?"

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Stranger With A Camera/Pat Gish

"I don't see, with the other people who came in, how they could have done anything else. I don't know what could have been done to show the problem. I mean you can talk about it, but it doesn't really come through until you actually see it."

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Stranger With A Camera/Calvin Trillin

"On the witness stand the surviving filmmakers managed to avoid admitting to Ison's lawyers that it was the appalling poverty of his tenants that had interested them."

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Stranger With A Camera/Ann O'Connor

"We could never bring our Dad back."

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