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American Hollow

  • Release Date: May 26, 1999
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Rory Kennedy

Synopsis

Premiering at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival in the documentary competition, Rory Kennedy goes into the heart of Appalachian life in Eastern Kentucky to expose the human side of "hillbillies." Iree Bowling, 68 years old and mother of 13, discusses life in the hollow through interviews and footage of her and her large family. Iree and her family are stuck in century-old traditions that have turned them into a family suffering from poverty thanks to welfare, and unemployment due to lack of opportunities...more

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