Video Reviewers, Magazines, & Professors needed.
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 15:00:44 -0400

Dear Folks,

I need help!!! I need listings of video review magazines, perioidicals, etc.
and Names of professors and experts in the field to review our newest video
release titled "Evelyn Williams." Description listed below. Any help would
be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Carolyn Sturgill, Distributor, Appalshop
Film & Video
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"Evelyn Williams"
Directed by Anne Lewis (formerly Anne Lewis Johnson)
Color, 27:40, 1995 Release

. Evelyn Williams is fighting to preserve her land in the Red Fox section
of Knott County, Kentucky. Her determination is rooted in the struggle of
her family to gain full respect and citizenship in a country where they had
been slaves. She recalls her grandfather, an ex-slave saying, "Take care of
the land. Take care of the land. As long as you have land, you have a
Evelyn came to eastern Kentucky in 1922 when she was six years old. She
married a coal miner from Letcher County and later moved to West Virginia so
that their daughters could attend a land grant college. When the mines
mechanized, the family moved to Brooklyn, New York where Evelyn worked as a
housekeeper and took courses at the New School for Social Research. She
became active in her community, fighting for day care and against bank
"redlining". When her son Frederick was reported missing in Vietnam, she
went all the way to the president demanding the return of his body and
protesting the treatment of African American families by the military.
Following retirement in the early 70's, Evelyn and her husband purchased a
piece of family land and returned to Kentucky.
"Evelyn Williams" is about Evelyn's fight, along with members of KFTC
(Kentuckian's for the Commonwealth), to save her land from what she calls
"rape" by EREX, a large oil and gas company. Interviews with Evelyn
chronicles her life experience as a fighter for women's rights, for civil
rights, and for the land; about the history of African American communities
in the mountains of eastern Kentucky; and her analysis of slavery and its
relationship to land, community, and the lives of women.
Evelyn Williams is a strong and eloquent woman. She speaks directly about
the forces of sexism and racism in our society and reveals current struggle
in an intense personal way. The documentary connects women's rights, civil
rights, and environmental concerns. It promotes respect for women, for
self-determination, for this land, and for cultural diversity.
For more information call or write:
Appalshop Film & Video
306 Madison Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858
800-545-7467 (To Order)
606-633-0108 (Information)
606-633-1009 (FAX)
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