Mimi Pickering, January 28, 2016

Title

Mimi Pickering, January 28, 2016

Subject

Politics and government
Motion picture industry--Finance.
Economic conditions
Documentary films--Production and direction.
Appalachian Region--Social conditions
Appalshop, Inc.
Motion picture producers and directors.

Description

In a continuation of previous interviews conducted by Jeff Keith, Mimi Pickering discusses her work at Appalshop mainly during the period of the 1980s. She talks about the planning of a film series on the history of Appalachia, which was ultimately never completed due to funding cuts on the federal level after the election of President Ronald Reagan. She discusses films she worked on during this period, describing in detail the process of creating the films "Dreadful Memories: The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning, 1910-1983", "I'm What This Is All About", and "Chemical Valley", some of which were created with Anne Lewis. She discusses the political aspects of Appalshop, Appalachian music, and the general attitude toward politics in America during the '80s. She discusses the creation of the Community Media Initiative (CMI), Appalshop's radio station WMMT, and talks about gender issues at Appalshop.

Format

video

Identifier

2016oh031_appal025

Interviewer

Jeffrey A. Keith
Rayna Gellert

Interviewee

Mimi Pickering

Interview Keyword

Radio broadcasting--Kentucky
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Music--Appalachian Region
Bhopal (India)
Gender issues
Reagan, Ronald.
Gunning, Sarah Ogan, 1910-1983
Lewis, Anne, 1948-
Chemical industry--Accidents.
Environmental disasters.
Rural schools--Appalachian Region

Files

2016oh031_appal025_pickering_img.jpg


Citation

“Mimi Pickering, January 28, 2016,” Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, accessed June 18, 2024, https://nunncenter.net/legaciesofappalshop/items/show/24.