tobacco blues

"A fresh, humanizing approach to a subject that has been thoroughly demonized." -Walter Goodman, The New York Times

Can a good person grow tobacco? As the cigarette war rages, small American tobacco farmers have been the often overlooked casualties. Dynamic filmmaking duo Eren McGinnis and Christine Fugate travel across Kentucky to meet the families who have been growing this crop for generations, as they face the consequences of this fuming controversy in their own backyards.

Narrated by actor Harry Dean Stanton and scored by blues musician Doug Hamblin, Tobacco Blues was screened on board Air Force for President Clinton as he prepared to meet with tobacco farmers regarding farm policy. 

Aired on POV,the prestigious PBS documentary series

Festivals:
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival