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Maysles Films, Inc.


• Directors: David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
• Produced for the PBS series Six American Families
• Produced by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, in association with United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church
• Executive Producer: George Moynihan
• Associate Producer: Lisa Director and Paul Wilkes
• Written and Reported by: Paul Wilkes
• Lighting: Mike Rogers
• Rerecording Engineer: Richard Dior

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The Burk Family of Georgia

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, 1978, 55 min

Film Synopsis

Televised nationwide as part of the groundbreaking PBS series "Six American Families.", THE BURK FAMILY OF GEORGIA (alternate title: THE BURKS OF GEORGIA) tells the story of three generations of The Burks, a poor white family struggling to feed and clothe thirteen children, living in rural Georgia.