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A musical romp through the Ozark Mountains with a handful of rascally modern-day hillbillies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Rick Minnich 
 
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Rick Minnich 
Matt Sweetwood 

Produced by
Olaf Jacobs .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Axel Schneppat 
 
Film Editing by
Salar Ghazi (co-editor)
Nelia Ibeh (co-editor)
Matt Sweetwood 
 
Production Management
Sibylle Mansour .... production manager
 
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Kai Schoormann .... sound designer
Kai Schoormann .... sound re-recording mixer
Hans Schumann .... sound designer
Hans Schumann .... sound re-recording mixer
Raimund von Scheibner .... sound recordist
 
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Antje Wiechert .... on-line editor
 
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Makks Moond .... title designer
Anne Stephan .... production accountant
 

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
a little bit of a disappointment, 28 March 2006
Author: fnorful from United States

This hillbilly study is reasonably good, but suffers from being too narrow a view of the culture and the music. I love the occasional folk performer and have been to folk festivals, but this had way too much religion for my taste and not enough musical variety.

There are a few nice performances, and certainly a fair amount of heart and sincerity. More insights into the history could have been given, not just the verbal accounts of the central characters.

In a documentary it's always a balance of presenting an even view versus a biased one. It's easy to be unbiased if you simply don't tell much of a story, if the camera is just along for the ride. It's where many documenters start; I hope Minnich brings more to the screen in his next effort.

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