Lord & Father: Family, religion, and Tobacco Farming in the 20th Century - Appalshop

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Lord & Father: Family, religion, and Tobacco Farming in the 20th Century - Appalshop

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Lord and Father documents the conflicting viewpoints of father and son over profitability and morality in the operation of a Kentucky tobacco farm. Integrated into this portrait of the filmmaker’s father and the tenant family that works his land is an overview of the economic history of tobacco growing in the United States and of sharecropping, the social system allied with it. The film spotlights the bonds of duty, love, guilt, and economic interdependence that tie these families together. The issues come to a head when a cancer-related death strikes the tenant family and the value of human life versus the necessity of making a living becomes personalized.

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