Long Journey Home

Date of Production
Run time: 57m 52.0s

Barret, Elizabeth (directed by)
Gray, Joe (camera operator)
Smith, Herb E. (camera operator)
Garrison, Andrew (camera operator)
Smith, Herb E. (edited by)

Director: Elizabeth Barret
Project Director: Helen Lewis
Research and Scripting: Maxine Kenny
Camera: Andrew Garrison, Joe Gray, Jr., Herb E. Smith
Sound: Tony Slone, Andrew Garrison, Herb E. Smith, Elizabeth Barret
Principal Humanities Advisors: Wilma Dykeman, Ron Eller, Archie Green, Barry O'Connell, James Still, Dave Walls, Peter Wood
Voices from coal camp scene: John Bruni, Anna Lassio, Tony Funich
Archival footage & photographs: Maxine Kenny, Laura Schuster, Elizabeth Barret
Courtesy of: NBC News Archives; United Methodist Church & George Stoney; WHAS-TV, Louisville, Kentucky; National Mine Health & Safety Academy "Safety in Longwall Mining;" Encyclopedia Britannica; Heartland Productions, Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Aaron Ezekiel; Benham Coal Company; U.S. Steel Collection, Southeast Community College, James Goode; Craft Memorial Library Bluefield, West Virginia; Ribble & Trevey Photo Collection, West Virginia University & Mark Crabtree
Music consultants: Mike Kline, Dave & Elkins College, W. VA; Richard Blaustein, East Tennessee State University; Rich Kirby, Dungannon, Virginia; Bill Ivey, Country Music Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee
And contributions from: Laura Thorn, Friends of Appalshop

Little Liza Jane (traditional) by J/P. & Annadeene Fraley 1974, Rounder Records
Hillbilly Highway (Steve Earle) by Steve Earle 1986, MCA Records
John Henry (traditional) by Howard Armstrong & Ted Bogan
Medley of Croatian Music by Perkovic Family Band Boggs Run, West Virginia
The Coal Landing Machine by the Evening Breezes Sextet 1933, Library of Congress
We Shall All Be Reunited (B. Bateman) by Doc Watson 1965, Vanguard Records
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues by Martin, Bogan, & the Armstrongs 1974, Flying Fish Records

Special Thanks: Laura Hughes, Ed Cabbell, Gurney Norman, Jim Wayne Miller, Eliot Wigginton, Ray Rensi, Bettie Sellers, Cliff Kuhn, Loyal Jones, Theda Purdue, Ray Moretz, Randy Lawrence, Sam Gray, Clyde McCoy, Jenny McCoy Watkins, Ruth Taylor Steve Balacz, Doug Cantrell, John Stephenson, H.O.M.E.S., Inc., Lucy Massie Phenix, John Egerton, Noelle Penraat, Linda Young, Dee Davis, Mimi Pickering, Jeff Hawkins, Stunts, Ray Moore, Jerri Frazier, Scot Oliver, Rebecka Mullins, The Mountain Eagle, Florene Smith, Charlotte Neely, Mack Lipsey, Maureen Sullivan, Julia Barret, Carolyn May, Judy Mitchell, The Dixie Dew Drops

This film made possible by grants from: Kentucky Humanities Council, Ohio Humanities Council, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, Georgia Endowment for the Humanities- all or which receive funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities- and the Kentucky Arts Council, Appalachian Regional Commission, Southeast Media Fellowship, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Appalachian Studies & Services at East Tennessee State University, Kentucky Foundation for Women