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Rights and Distribution:

A Maysles Films Inc. Production
© Maysles Films Inc.

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©1974, a film by David and Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde,
Muffie Meyer, 16mm, color, 53 mins

Film Synopsis:

Televised nationwide as part of the groundbreaking
PBS series "Six American Families.", The Burks of
tells the story of three generations of
The Burks, a poor white family struggling to feed
and clothe thirteen children, living in rural Georgia.