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Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection

Strangers and Kin

Strangers and Kin

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.
S1 E6 Premiere: 2.10.11 Rating: TV-G

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Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection

About Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection

This series features a variety of characters, topics, film styles, and production dates that taken together reflect both the place-specific nature and universality of Appalshop media work. A number of the individual films have been preserved and remastered as part of the work of the Appalshop Archive.

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Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category/Coal Miner: Frank Jackson/UMWA: A House Divided - S1 E8

Nimrod Workman was born in 1895 and spent his life raising a family of eleven by working in the West Virginia coal mines. The film is an extended visit at his home as he and his family prepare meals, build an addition to the house, dig for yellow root, swap jokes with the neighbors, and enjoy each other's company. Next, an early Appalshop film juxtaposes coal miner Frank Jackson's personal recollections of union organizing and mining work with scenes of him in and around the mines. Also, a film of a speech given by W.A. Boyle, president of UMWA, at a miners' rally in Big Stone Gap, Va., in the summer of 1970 with scenes at a mine and interviews with working and disabled miners.

  • Thursday September 16, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 16, 2021 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

Harriette Arnow/Ourselves and That Promise - S1 E9

In interviews filmed not long before her death, Harriette Simpson Arnow, author of the "The Dollmaker", describes the basic biographical details of her life and reveals the difficulties of being a writer, a wife, and a mother. And. three contemporary Kentuckians, James Still, Robert Penn Warren, and Billy Davis, discuss their work and its relationship to the environment in which they live.

  • Thursday September 23, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles - S1 E10

I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music.

  • Thursday September 30, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Beyond Measure - S1 E11

Explores the interplay between culture and economy while looking at the economic history of the Appalachian region. Focusing primarily on current events, the film puts the challenges of large-scale job loss in historical context and documents efforts of citizens to rebuild their communities.

  • Thursday October 7, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday October 7, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Sunnyside of Life - S1 E1

Celebrates the legacy of the country music dynasty of the Carter Family by focusing on the Carter Family Fold in Maces Spring, Va., an old-time music hall founded in 1975 by Janette, Joe, and Gladys, the children of A.P. and Sara Carter. The film features Saturday night performances at the Fold by such artists as the Home Folks, Red Clay Ramblers, and Hot Mud Family. The film also includes a history of the Carter Family.

  • Thursday October 14, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category/Coal Miner: Frank Jackson/UMWA: A House Divided - S1 E8

  • Thursday September 16, 2021 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 16, 2021 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday September 16, 2021 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Long Journey Home - S1 E7

  • Thursday September 9, 2021 11:50 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 9, 2021 10:50 pm CT on KETKY
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Strangers and Kin - S1 E6

  • Thursday September 2, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Buffalo Creek: An Act of God/Buffalo Creek Revisited - S1 E5

  • Thursday August 26, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Hand Carved - S1 E4

  • Thursday August 19, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday August 19, 2021 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 1 Episodes

Beyond Measure

S1 E11 Premiere Date 3.17.11

Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

S1 E10 Length 56:40 Premiere Date 3.10.11

Long Journey Home

S1 E7 Premiere Date 2.17.11

Strangers and Kin

S1 E6 Premiere Date 2.10.11

Hand Carved

S1 E4 Premiere Date 1.27.11

Coalmining Women/In Ya Blood

S1 E3 Premiere Date 1.20.11

Big Lever

S1 E2 Premiere Date 1.13.11

Sunnyside of Life

S1 E1 Premiere Date 1.6.11

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