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Stranger with a Camera
The 1967 murder of a documentary filmmaker by an eastern Kentucky landowner raises questions about representation and the documentary medium.
- Premiere Date
- July 11, 2000
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
In Jeremiah, Kentucky, in 1967, a local landowner named Hobart Ison shot and killed documentary filmmaker Hugh O'Connor. The two men had met only minutes before the murder — shortly after O'Connor and his crew interviewed a poor family renting property from Ison. By considering this single act of violence, Stranger with a Camera spotlights the complex role media depictions play in society, and the responsibilities that those who produce media must assume.