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Stranger with a Camera

Saturday, October 19

Black and white photo of a woman in a room filled with televisions

Director: Elizabeth Barret
2000 | 61 min | USA
Filmmaker in Attendance

TV audiences in the 1960s saw Appalachia depicted by shocking images of poverty spliced with provocative voice-overs about the diminishing American dream. Feeling like a prop joke in the war on poverty, eastern Kentuckian Hobart Ison shot and killed Canadian journalist Hugh O’Connor in 1967. Thirty years later, a filmmaker from Appalachia revisits this tragedy as a way to examine the relationship between media-makers and the communities they portray in their work.  

Plays as part of Collectively at the Mead, Appalshop

Co-presented by Rooftop Films