Elizabeth Barret

A native of Kentucky, veteran documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Barret has pursued an abiding interest in the history, culture, and people of Appalachia. She works as a community-based artist with Appalshop, the award-winning media arts center in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Her films, including Quilting Women (1976) and Long Journey Home (1987), have screened at film festivals worldwide and been televised nationally in the U.S. and Europe. Barret is a recipient a NEA Southeast Regional Media fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Film fellowship. Stranger With a Camera premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.



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