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Web site: www.appalshop.org

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Episode description: In 1967, Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor visited the mountains of central Appalachia to document poverty. A local landlord who resented the presence of filmmakers on his property shot and killed O'Connor, in part because of his anger over the media images of Appalachia that had become icons in the nation's War on Poverty. Filmmaker Elizabeth Barret, a native of Appalachia, uses O'Connor's death as a lens to explore the complex relationship between those who make films to promote social change and the people whose lives are represented in such media productions. [cc]

Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)

Series Information: Headwaters: Real Stories from Rural America

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First aired: Monday, July 28, 2003 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)

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Official web site: www.appalshop.org

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