Elizabeth Barret: A native of Hazard, Kentucky, Elizabeth Barret joined Appalshop in 1973. In 1997-8 she was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation film/video/multimedia fellowship. Barret's films include Stranger With A Camera (2000), Long Journey Home (1987), Coalmining Women (1982), Quilting Women (1976), and Fixin' to Tell About Jack (1975).
Anne Lewis: One of Appalshop's most prolific filmmakers, Anne Lewis hails from Washington, D.C. Currently living in Austin, Texas where she lectures at the University of Texas, Anne joined Appalshop in 1981. Her 1989 film On Our Own Land received the Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia University Award for Independent Broadcast Journalism. Lewis' other film credits include To Save
the Land and People (1999), His Eye is on the Sparrow (1999), Evelyn Williams (1995), Justice in the Coalfields (1995), Ready for Harvest;
Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians (1993), Belinda (1992), Fast Food
Women (1991), Morgan Sexton; Banjo Player from Bull Creek (1991), Peace
Stories (1991), Minnie Black's Gourd Band (1988), Mine War on Blackberry
Creek (1986), Mud Creek Clinic (1986), Mabel Parker Hardison Smith (1985),
and Yellow Creek, Kentucky (1984) and Lily May Leford.
Mimi Pickering: A native Californian, Mimi Pickering has been makingdocumentary films and videotapes at Appalshop since 1971. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American FilmInstitute/Independent Film & Videomakers Program award, and is currently completing a documentary on West Virginia singer Hazel Dickens. Mimi's previous films include Chemical Valley (1991), Dreadful Memories: The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning (1988), Buffalo Creek Revisited (1984), The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975), Mountain Farmer (1973), The Millstone Sewing Center (1972), and
The Struggle of Coon Branch Mountain (1972).
Justine Richardson: Daughter of Appalshop founder Bill Richardson, Justine grew up in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and formally joined the Appalshop staff in 1994. Her first Appalshop film Girls' Hoops, documenting the history of girls high school basketball in Kentucky, was released in 1998.
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