Yellow Creek, Kentucky

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Directed by: Anne Lewis
1984
Running Time: 29:00
Color

Yellow Creek, Kentucky documents the efforts of the Yellow Creek Concerned Citizens to stop a commercial tannery from dumping toxic wastes into the creek that flows through their small community near Middlesboro, Kentucky. The program begins with residents describing a series of health problems in the community, moves to the process of unravelling the ties between local government and industry, and ends with a victorious election in which a bipartisan slate of concerned citizens take over the Middlesboro City Council.

Reviews

“Excellent for discussion of the environmental challenges facing many communities today, including the role of local politics…. Recommended for social studies, health, and science classes interested in exploring the value conflicts behind environmental issues.” –Ron Eller, Department of History, University of Kentucky

“A very effective program about pollution and the fight of grassroots people to stop it, and a good illustration of how people who care can put pressure on government to stop neglect and indifference.” –Jenny Wilder, Eastern Kentucky Teachers Network

“Excellent–an absolutely first rate documentary that is crystal clear in concept and content.” –juror, Athens Video Festival

Screenings & Festivals

American Film and Video Festival–Finalist

Atlanta Independent Film & Video Festival–Honorable Mention

Athens Video Festival

Kentucky Educational Television WTTW/Chicago

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Directed by: Anne Lewis
1984
Running Time: 29:00
Color

Yellow Creek, Kentucky documents the efforts of the Yellow Creek Concerned Citizens to stop a commercial tannery from dumping toxic wastes into the creek that flows through their small community near Middlesboro, Kentucky. The program begins with residents describing a series of health problems in the community, moves to the process of unravelling the ties between local government and industry, and ends with a victorious election in which a bipartisan slate of concerned citizens take over the Middlesboro City Council.

Reviews

“Excellent for discussion of the environmental challenges facing many communities today, including the role of local politics…. Recommended for social studies, health, and science classes interested in exploring the value conflicts behind environmental issues.” –Ron Eller, Department of History, University of Kentucky

“A very effective program about pollution and the fight of grassroots people to stop it, and a good illustration of how people who care can put pressure on government to stop neglect and indifference.” –Jenny Wilder, Eastern Kentucky Teachers Network

“Excellent–an absolutely first rate documentary that is crystal clear in concept and content.” –juror, Athens Video Festival

Screenings & Festivals

American Film and Video Festival–Finalist

Atlanta Independent Film & Video Festival–Honorable Mention

Athens Video Festival

Kentucky Educational Television WTTW/Chicago

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