Appalachia: Rich Land, Poor People – 60 mins.
The land is rich with coal, yet its residents are denied adequate food, housing, or medical care. This, the Appalachian region, was the nation’s first designated poverty area. This film focuses upon Eastern Kentucky where the mechanization of the mines is replacing people and jobs. A lack of education and other working skills makes these residents prisoners of the land, as seen by a discerning interview with a local family. Filmed in 1968.
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