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Evening Star Productions

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Most widely held works by Evening Star Productions
The Appalachians( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1 (55 min.). Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms -- Episode 2 (55 min.). The Cherokees are cruelly relocated along the Trail of Tears; the Civil War splits families; modernization arrives as railroads make it possible to strip raw materials and timber from the mountains; mining companies change entire towns and ways of life; miners demands better working conditions and the region suffers from the violence of the great Coal Wars -- Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant
Coal country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It's a 'new civil war, ' as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). What does this mean for America and the rest of the World? The coal industry is spending millions to promote what it calls 'clean coal.' Is it achievable? At what cost?
Blood on the mountain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economic and social plight of West Virginia coal miners. Focuses on the environmental despoilation caused by mining that inhabitants of West Virginia's coal county are forced to endure
The Appalachians : the fight for land and work( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores a century of conflict and tragedy in the Appalachians, beginning with the cultural oppression and forced exodus of the Cherokee. Documenting Appalachia's role in racial and ideological tensions leading up to the Civil War, the video examines the prevalence of slavery outside plantation culture and the unpredictable divisions among mountain communities that followed Secession. Discussions of race- and class-related strife-linked to the arrival of railroad, lumber, and mining interests in the region-culminates with the bloodshed of the Coal Wars, accompanied by authentic folk songs from the period
The Appalachians : a culture of survival( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the 20th-century history of Appalachia through the prisms of economic hardship, spiritual perseverance, and the region's rich musical heritage. Showcasing the power of the traditional string band, the video chronicles the rise of modern country music by way of the radio and phonograph. It also highlights the resonance of long-standing church traditions and documents the Appalachian experience in connection with major historical events and forces: the Great Depression, the New Deal, the WPA, the Tennessee Valley Authority, World War II, strip mining, the postwar migration of mountain people to the mid-West, and LBJ's War on Poverty
The Appalachians : the first frontier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the first waves of settlement in the Appalachian mountains, beginning with the region's earliest inhabitants-the Cherokee people and other Native American tribes. Illustrating how these indigenous populations were eventually overwhelmed by the arrival of Europeans, the video focuses on the influx of Scots-Irish immigrants, their crucial role in the American Revolution, and their equally defiant stance against the fledgling U.S. government during the Whiskey Rebellion. The Appalachian origins of country music are also examined, with particular attention to the influences of African-American and revivalist religious culture. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (53 minutes)
Living well : a guide to healthy aging( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving and maintaining a level of fitness can enhance quality of life. This video explores how exercise can improve lifestyle and demonstrates techniques and exercises that anyone can do
The Appalachians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 3 examines the 20th century history of Appalachia through the prisms of economic hardship, spiritual perseverance, the region's rich musical heritage and the rise of modern country music by way of radio and phonograph. It also highlights the resonance of long-standing church traditions and documents the Appalachian experience in connection with major historical events : the Great depression, the New Deal, The WPA, the Tennessee Valley Authority, strip mining, the migration of mountain people to the mid-West and LBJ's war on poverty
The Appalachians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 1 examines the sophisticated culture of the Cherokee Indians, and the arrival of Europeans, focusing on the influx of Scots-Irish immigrants, their crucial role in the American Revolution and their equally defiant stance against the U.S. government during the Whiskey Rebellion. The Appalachian origins of country music from old world folk tunes are also examined, with attention to the influences of African-American and revivalist religious culture
The Appalachians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 2 opens with the forced exodus of the Cherokee, followed by examination of Appalachia's role in the racial and ideological tensions leading up to the Civil War. Discussions of race and class-related strife, including the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, are linked with the arrival of railroad, lumber and mining interests in the region -- culminating with the Coal Wars, accompanied by authentic folk songs from the period
The Appalachians( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms
Exercise and fitness( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines guidelines for a regular exercise routine
Nutrition & diet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, a registered dietian and nutritionist work with teens to explain the principles of good nutrition and to demonstrate good eating habits, from reading product labels to selecting menu items and preparing food at home
The Appalachians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant
 
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