Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Film Series to Screen “To Save the Land and People”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will screen “To Save the Land and People” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The screening is free with admission to the KHS history campus.
Directed and produced by Anne Lewis of Appalshop Films, the documentary recounts the early grassroots effort to stop strip mining in Eastern Kentucky. Since its release in 1999, “To Save the Land and People” has been screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Louisville Film & Video Festival (where it received the Juror’s Award) and more. George Stoney, filmmaker and professor at NYU, called it “a wonderfully human and good humored presentation of a major tragedy. A downright truth-telling of a defeat without despair.”
Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in Whitesburg, Ky. that produces original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books.
Entrance to all KHS Film Series events is free with admission to the KHS history campus. Soda and popcorn are provided.
The KHS Film Series is part of a larger series of Thursday evening programming at KHS. For more information about the KHS Film Series, contact Mike Deetsch 502-564-1792, ext. 4425 or Mike.Deetsch@ky.gov. Visit www.history.ky.gov and click News and Events for up-to-date information about this and other KHS events and programs.