THE LAST HILLBILLY
In the Appalachian Mountains, east of Kentucky, people feel less American than Appalachian. They don’t always recognize the authority of the federal US-government. Some of them don’t pay their taxes, even if it means doing without running water or electricity.
Over time, the inhabitants of this area of the “white rural America” have seen an explosive mix made of economic decline, ecological disaster, and social violence, develop.
In the US they’re often called “hillbillies”. An insult some of them use to define themselves, almost as a provocation.
THE LAST HILLBILLY is a portrait of a hillbilly family through the words of one of their own, who wrote and performed the voice-over. Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe combines documentary observation and the evocation of a surprising interior world, witnessing a world on the verge of disappearing.
80 min I Expected for 2020 I Color
Production Films de Force Majeure
Avance sur recettes CNC I Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation du CNC I Région Sud I PICTANOVO I Scam (Brouillon d’un rêve) I Procirep-Angoa
Selection at Eurodoc 2017 I Résidence Chalet Mauriac (Région Nouvelle Aquitaine) I Pitching du Réel Nyon 2018 I Les Arcs Work-in-Progress 2019 I ParisDOC Work-in-Progress 2020
Directed by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe
Picture Thomas Jenkoe
Sound Diane Sara Bouzagarrou
Editing Théophile Gay-Mazas
Production manager Nora Bertone
Producer Jean-Laurent Csinidis