The Struggle of Coon Branch Mountain materials, c.1972

Sub-Series ap.afc.02.08

Extent
16 Film containers
13 Audio tapes
1 Video tapes
10 Photo prints
2 Folders
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series II. Appalachian Film Workshop, 1971-1972 > The Struggle of Coon Branch Mountain materials, c.1972
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the black and white documentary The Struggle of Coon Branch Mountain, a 1972 release. The film documents the efforts of a small West Virginia community to improve the roads and school opportunities in their area.  Local parents are interviewed about the lack of resources in their community and are shown meeting, organizing and, in a series of still photographs, marching on the governor's office in Charleston, West Virginia.   Subjects include rural conditions, schools, and community activism.
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