Directed by: Gene DuBey 1973 Running Time: 17:00 Color A sight and sound experience of mountain music and culture, Tomorrow’s People is an Appalachian precursor to today’s music video. I.D. Stamper’s dulcimer music and a lively banjo/fiddle/guitar “breakdown” are accompanied by a visual essay on Appalachian people and places that mixes archival photos and current footage. The film concludes with Lee Sexton leading a square dance at the Carcassonne Community Center. Reviews “Especially popular with senior citizens and with students of folk music and folk art….May be used effectively for Music and Art courses, for American history and for Language Arts studies.” –Edna Parker, Bradley Memorial Library Screenings & Festivals Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University Festival of American Folklife, Smithsonian Institution Music Educators National Conference Pacific Film Archive
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