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Appalshop is a media, arts, and education center located in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the heart of the southern Appalachian region of the United States. Whitesburg is a city located in Letcher County, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ...


Founded in 1969, Appalshop established itself as the primary hub of filmmaking in and about Appalachia, and since that time has produced nearly 100 original films and videos, covering such subjects as coal mining, the environment, traditional culture, and the economy. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...


Appalshop also produces theater, music, and spoken-word recordings (released on its June Appal label), as well as photography, multimedia, and books.


Since 1985, it also operates WMMT 88.7 FM (Mountain Community Radio), a radio station located in Whitesburg which serves much of central Appalachia (including eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia, and possibly also parts of northeastern Tennessee) with traditional music and programming relevant to the region and its culture. WMMT also broadcast live on the web. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As stated on its website, Appalshop's goals are:

  • To document, disseminate, and revitalize the lasting traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia;
  • To tell stories the commercial cultural industries don’t tell, challenging stereotypes with Appalachian voices and visions;
  • To support communities’ efforts to achieve justice and equity and solve their own problems in their own ways;
  • To celebrate cultural diversity as a positive social value; and
  • To participate in regional, national, and global dialogue toward these ends.

External links

  • Appalshop official site

 
 

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