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Title The hollerin' contest at Spivey's Corner
Published Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf, 2015
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (18 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner details the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin' Contest. Hollerin' itself, not dissimilar to yodeling or hogcalling, is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans. The competition has been held annually in the small town of Spivey's Corner, NC since 1969, but its prominence has since receded considerably. The film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles, and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin' alive in the face of a rapidly modernizing world
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf in 2015
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Yodeling.
Communication and culture -- Social aspects.
Communication in agriculture.
Manners and customs.
Festivals -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- Social life and customs.
North Carolina.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gersten, Brian, film director
Dubendorf, Liv, film director
Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf (Firm), distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor