TRT: 28 minutes 1998
Co-produced and directed by
Barbara Colombo and Shelby Lee Adams
Camera, Edit Barbara Colombo
Kentucky Blues is a documentary video expressing the stories of several residents living in remote and isolated areas of Appalachia, Kentucky. These people are cut off from the mainstream, bypassed by much of the development of modern America. Many experience what most Americans would consider impossible living situations. Their religious and cultural values are passed along from person to person and handed down from generation to generation. They have shared their stories with me through the medium of video for the first time. These are people who have chosen to live in remote areas and have an authentic passion for living and remaining in the mountains. Important aspects of their culture are music and religion which serve as an integral part of this video.