The Shannon County Film Digitization Project -- Camera Roll 326
Hunting; Dogs; Horses
Shannon County (Mo.)
Camera roll 326 is one of seven rolls (321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327) that comprise a fox hunt sequence with Seaman Rayfield, Edward Piatt, and Edward's nephew, Eugene Piatt. While the fox hunt provides a setting for this series of rolls, most of the footage consists of conversations among the participants, and responses to questions asked by the filmmakers. The material covers a wide range of topics, often with humor, and often in the form of a story. In roll 326, they discuss the relationship between hunters and their dogs especially in the south versus other parts of the country, preferring to hunt over going out drinking or getting in trouble otherwise, raising children in the area, treating women respectfully, Seaman’s past job of owning a package and liquor store in town before buying a farm, the advantage knowing how to use tools like axes helping Seaman’s son to become an engineer, and Seaman’s daughter and grandson riding horses.
Part of the raw footage recorded in 1978-1979 for 1981 documentary motion pictures "Shannon County: Home" and "Shannon County: Hearts of the Children." Executive producer, Robert Flanders; producer/director, Robert Moore; camera, David Espar; sound, Stephen Longstreth.
Flanders, Robert; Espar, David; Longstreth, Stephen; Rayfield, Seaman; Piatt, Edward
1 streaming video segment (11 min., 19 sec.): Shannon County Film Collection (SP-2004-014)
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