Harlan County U.S.A.
“The personal is political” was a rallying cry of second wave feminism. This was not just a flashy slogan, and the truth of it is demonstrated powerfully in the 1976 documentary, Harlan County, U.S.A. – by Felicia Elliott, August 2, 2016
These songs, with their rich descriptions and calls for action serve not only as artistic endeavors but also as cultural memories of the events in Harlan. Where history is concerned with the facts and interpretations of the past, these ballads are about the feelings of the day – by Alex Moore, August 3, 2016
Barbara Kopple is one of the most prolific and important female documentary directors in cinematic history, but she's not alone. Check out these Netflix streaming suggestions of female-directed, politically driven documentaries – by Cindy Waldeck, August 5, 2016