118. NCSFB — The Vanishing Frontier — 58 min

Native spokesmen voice their own sharp views of problems peculiar to Appalachia in the most thoroughly documented film ever produced on the region. Tracing melancholy history, the present stresses and strains, the poverty and promise of Americaís most neglected, most maligned and yet most fiercely independent people, the film presents poignant evidence of the nationís last lingering frontier of 19th century pioneers giving way to a 20th century of change and growth.

Research and script — Ben Mast
Directors — Norman Prevatte and Ben Mast
Executive Producer — James Beveridge

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