stranger with a camera
November 24, 2019
In ‘Stranger with a Camera’ Filmmaker Re-examines Community’s Past
In late September, 1967, Canadian journalist Hugh O’Connor was shot and killed outside of a home in Jeremiah, Kentucky. The latest in a string of reporters who’d trekked into Appalachia to report from the epicenter of crushing labor and poverty, O’Connor was a victim, in part, of growing resentment of the media in the wake Appalachian portrayals and coverage from the War on Poverty.