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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

2002 Rated NR 1hr 11m

Documentarian Jennifer Baichwal tells the true stories behind the faces of the Kentucky Appalachian inhabitants -- once labeled hillbillies -- who were originally captured through the camera lens of photographer Shelby Lee Adams 30 years earlier. Baichwal tracks the lives of two families who have each endured their share of heartache throughout their struggle to resist the influence of American popular culture.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in color and B&W; interactive menus; scene access; photo gallery; filmmaker bios; filmmaker statement; Shelby Lee Adams bio.