Mighty Harlan County

A group of miners in Harlan County, Ky. block the railroad tracks after they were laid off without warning and their checks started to bounce. Mighty Harlan County follows the miners through the blockade and their legal battle with Blackjewel Mining. It also provides historical context about the history of labor disputes in Harlan County.

  • Jared Hamilton
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    57 minutes 38 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Jared Hamilton

Jared Hamilton is an Appalachian born documentary style photographer and videographer who currently splits his time between Pikeville, Ky. and Whitesburg, Ky. Jared graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2012 with a BA in Photojournalism. He has made work for clients such as New York Times, Appalshop, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Garden & Gun, EKU, and NPR. He self publishes much of his personal work including three volumes of his zine Familiar Paths. He is also the Chairman of the Board for M.A.R.S. Collective, an artist collaborative group based at Wiley's Last Resort on top of Pine Mountain in Whitesburg, Ky.

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