Globalization and immigration documentary shown Nov. 8 & 9



Article Published: Oct. 29, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Globalization and immigration documentary shown Nov. 8 & 9


Award-winning documentary filmmaker Anne Lewis will visit Boone Nov. 8 and 9 to show her most recent work "Morristown: in the air and sun."

The documentary will be shown Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church's community room and at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in Plemmons Student Union's Linville Falls Room at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The screenings are part of a series of presentations celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian and the 40th anniversary of Appalshop, the non-profit media arts center that produced "Morristown."

The hour-long documentary explores issues of immigration, factory flight and the organized demand for economic justice in Morristown, Tenn. "Morristown" was awarded Best Foreign Documentary Festival by the International Cine de la Frontera in Mexico.

Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," writes that the film "brings the complex issue of globalization down to its human level - where workers on both sides of the border, men and women, struggle to survive."

Lewis is a senior lecturer in the radio, television, and film department at the University of Texas in Austin. She has directed more than 30 documentaries and most of her work has aired on PBS.

She was associate director for the Academy Award-winning documentary "Harlan County, USA" and her documentary "On Our Own Land" won the duPont-Columbia award for independent broadcast journalism.

For more information, contact Tom Hansell with University Documentary Services at Appalachian at (828) 262-7730 or (hansellts@appstate.edu)

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