Whitesburg Epic

Date of Production
Run time: 8m 24.0s
One of the first films in the Appalshop catalogue, Whitesburg Epic uses “man on the street” reportage to depict a small Appalachian town through the eyes of its residents.   In 1970 trainees from the Appalachian Film Workshop in Whitesburg stepped out onto Main Street with film and audio equipment and interviewed local citizens about their views on a variety subjects, ranging from life in a small town to student unrest and the Vietnam War.  The film include footage of downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky, including young people outside of Main St. businesses and a point-of-view car ride around the downtown strip accompanied by the bluegrass music classic ‘Salty Dog Blues’ by a local mountain group.

Richardson, William (produced by)
Appalshop, Inc (produced by)
Names (Library of Congress)
Topics (Library of Congress)
Rural conditions, Appalachian Region, Southern
Georgaphical Areas (Library of Congress)
Genre (Library of Congress)
Documentary films
Related Collection
Whitesburg Epic materials, c.1971
Related Place
Whitesburg, KY