Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Drunk Projectionist, Episode 2

Not many documentary films win Academy Awards. Fewer still are archived at the U.S. Library of Congress. Barbara Kopple's Harlan County USA has been awarded both distinctions. And it wasn't easy. While recording coal miner's on a picket line, she and the workers were attacked. She frequently ran out of film and had to beg her father to send more. And her life was threatened. Listen to learn more and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and elsewhere.