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In the coal-mining heart of Appalachia's "poverty belt," where residents have felt alternately aided and assaulted by media exposure, the 1967 murder of filmmaker Hugh O'Connor still stirs strong community feelings.

Filmmaker Interviews

Elizabeth Barret talks about the roles which media and those who make media play in the communities they work in.

  • Updated on January 3, 2012

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Stranger with a Camera

Premiere Date: July 11, 2000

Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Elizabeth Barret Bio | Interview


Elizabeth Barret
Elizabeth Barret

Critical Acclaim

The film emerges as a provocative moral inquiry but also as a vivid portrait of a place and time, informed by Ms. Barret's gentle, personal rumination.”

— Julie Salamon
The New York Times

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