Ramsey Trade Fair

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Directed by: Scott Faulkner
1973
Running Time: 18:00
Color

Wednesday is trade fair day in the small coalfield community of Ramsey, Virginia, where residents and local merchants gather to sell, swap, and pass the time. The Ramsey Trade Fair uses the flea market as a point of departure for a lyrical consideration of rural living and the lost art of barter.

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“Upholds the Appalachian values of fair play and driving a hard bargain, of independence and thrift, and of yarning, gossip, and good old country singing and religion… It may be used in studies of U.S. lifestyles in library film programs or in junior and senior high school social studies and economics classes.” –Booklist

“This charming film presents a vignette of American folklore in a way that makes the viewer feel being right there.” –Don Jewell, American River College, Sacramento, California

“Rich in humor and color.” –The San Francisco Examiner

Screenings & Festivals

American Film Institute, Washington, D.C.

Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University

Kentucky Educational Television

Pacific Film Archive

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Directed by: Scott Faulkner
1973
Running Time: 18:00
Color

Wednesday is trade fair day in the small coalfield community of Ramsey, Virginia, where residents and local merchants gather to sell, swap, and pass the time. The Ramsey Trade Fair uses the flea market as a point of departure for a lyrical consideration of rural living and the lost art of barter.

Reviews

“Upholds the Appalachian values of fair play and driving a hard bargain, of independence and thrift, and of yarning, gossip, and good old country singing and religion… It may be used in studies of U.S. lifestyles in library film programs or in junior and senior high school social studies and economics classes.” –Booklist

“This charming film presents a vignette of American folklore in a way that makes the viewer feel being right there.” –Don Jewell, American River College, Sacramento, California

“Rich in humor and color.” –The San Francisco Examiner

Screenings & Festivals

American Film Institute, Washington, D.C.

Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University

Kentucky Educational Television

Pacific Film Archive

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