My interest in this topic is not religious, but cultural and ethnographic. The Old Regular Baptists are one of the most traditional religious sects in America. They live in a small geographic pocket in the coal mining region of Appalachia. The preachers, mostly coal miners, are not ordained but "called" to preach. This film was shot in one weekend, in Pike County, KY during the "Family Memorial" of Raymond Smith and his wife Maudie. Family Memorials are annual, traditional events where families pay tribute to their deceased family members.

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