Saturday, October 15
Appalachia (USA) - Rich Land, Poor People
Published on May 8, 2016
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 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.
Rich Land, Poor People
[October 15, 2016 - Don Wesley found this precious Story.]
This award-winning documentary chronicles the life of a destitute Appalachian family. (America - USA) ~ 1970 - 1995
Darlene, the housewife, conducts her daily routine: carrying water, fueling a coal stove, disciplining her children, and making ends meet.