Mud Creek Clinic (Film)

Mud Creek Clinic

  •  Anne Lewis
  •  1986
  • Color IconColor
  •  29:00
  •  3/4" U-matic video
Film Description
The Mud Creek Clinic was started in 1973 by a community in Floyd County, Kentucky who believed health care is a right, not a privilege. The film of the same name describes the formation of the clinic, explores the feelings among patients and community members that the clinic belongs to them, and draws a portrait of clinic director Eula Hall, who has long been involved in community struggles in Eastern Kentucky. From the fight for a school lunch program in Floyd County to UMWA picket lines in Harlan County, Hall has become a nationally known figure for work for justice and equity for the people of Eastern Kentucky. Mud Creek Clinic depicts the clear and passionate victory of a community in organizing and maintaining health care for all its people.

Screenings & Festivals
  • Athens International Video Festival
  • Columbus Video Festival
  • Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival
  • Science Books and Films Science Film Festival

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“Presents an excellent example of what a rural health care delivery system should be. Also underscores the positive role a community can play in improving health care when they are welcomed and involved in their local clinic.” — Leatherwood (Kentucky) Clinic
“Eminently lucid and captivating … A sobering and compelling rendition of a grassroots success story in Appalachia … an exceptionally valuable vehicle for learning about the people and conditions of this region.” — North Carolina State University