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ENGL 418 Literature of the American South: Documentaries

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Documentaries on Southern Culture and Literature

Voices in Black & White:  The History of Modern Southern Literature, dir. Ross Spears, 1999



Documentaries on Appalachian culture and Literature

Appalachia:  A History of Mountains and People, dir. Ross Spears, 2009

The Appalachians, prod. Phylis Geller, 2005

Dreadful Memories:  The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning [Appalachian Folksinger], dir. Mimi Pickering, 1988

Long Journey Home, dir. Elizabeth Barrett, 2000

Seven Sisters:  A Kentucky Portrait, dir. John Patrick Donohew, 2001

Stranger with a Camera, dir. Elizabeth Barrett, 2000

Strangers & Kin: The History of the Hillbilly Image, dir. Herb E. Smith, 1984

Feature Films/Television

 O Brother, where Art Thou? Dir. Joel Coen. Touchstone Pictures.  2000.  Film.

Coal Miner's Daughter.  Dir. Michael Apted.  Universal Pictures.  1980.  Film.

Matewan.  Dir. John Sayles.  Cinecom Pictures.  1987.  Film.

The Songcatcher.  Dir.  Maggie Greenwald.  Lions Gate Films.  2000.  Film.

The Waltons.  CBS.  1971-1987.  Television

TED Talks: David Holt - The Stories and Song of Appalachia

TEDTalks: David Holt—The Stories and Song of AppalachiaFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2008. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

The Appalachians: The First Frontier

The Appalachians: The First FrontierFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2005. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

The Appalachians: A Culture of Survival

The Appalachians: A Culture of SurvivalFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2005. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

The Appalachians: The Fight for Land and Work

The Appalachians: The Fight for Land and WorkFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2005. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains

A Hidden America: Children of the MountainsFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2009. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch Music

The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch MusicFilms On Demand. Films Media Group, 2006. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.