Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection

Strangers and Kin

56:40 | #106 | TV-G

The film traces the evolution of the "hillbilly" image through Hollywood films, network news and entertainment shows, dramatic renderings of popular literature, and interviews with contemporary Appalachians to demonstrate how stereotypes are created, reinforced, and often used to rationalize exploitation.

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First Aired: February 10, 2011