Refer to the article about Appalshop in November '97 The Independent Film &
Video Monthly. One part of my interview that was cut was my comment, "We'd
give our work away, instead of selling it, if we could figure out how to
obtain funding for give-away programs." We do receive small grants
(occasionally) to give tapes to groups who ordinarily cannot afford them.
We understand the protection (or territory) of the library or media center.
We know that the library or media center is usually the purchaser and the
receiver, and we know that that the library and media center is where the
video is usually housed, etc. If the "library purchasing agent" is not
comfortable "or is forbidden" to give us the information of who prompted the
order, or which class it may be used (after we explain how and why we use the
information) we understand. We consider users or buyers of our work "our
friends." If we have bothered, or offended anyone, we apologize.
I welcome your comments.
Carolyn H. Sturgill, Appalshop Film & Video Distributor, 306 Madison Street,
Whitesburg, KY 41858 Phone 606-633-0108; FAX 633-1009; e-mail: