A sight and sound experience of mountain music and culture, Tomorrow’s People is an Appalachian precursor to today’s music video. I.D. Stamper’s dulcimer music and a lively banjo/fiddle/guitar “breakdown” are accompanied by a visual essay on Appalachian people and places that mixes archival photos and current footage. The film concludes with Lee Sexton leading a square dance at the Carcassonne Community Center. Tomorrow's People is one of the earliest films to come out of Appalshop and is an excellent example of the stylistic experimentation Appalshop continues to support in its young filmmakers' work today.
Screenings & Festivals
Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University
Smithsonian Institution, Festival of American Folklife
Music Educators National Conference
Pacific Film Archive