Wednesday is trade fair day in the small coalfield community of Ramsey, Virginia, where residents and local merchants gather to sell, swap, and pass the time. The Ramsey Trade Fair uses the flea market as a point of departure for a lyrical consideration of rural living and the lost art of barter. This short film captures a sense of Appalachian community and practices still in use today.
Screenings & Festivals
American Film Institute
Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University
Kentucky Educational Television
Pacific Film Archive