Welcome to the website of CHARLES D. THOMPSON, JR. –– Author, Filmmaker, and Lecturer. A Note from Charlie Thompson Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I offer this site to share my work and interests with the hope that it will foster new collaborations and conversations. My work involves a variety … Read more
Franklin County Virginia was once called “The Moonshine Capital of the World.” For struggling hillside farmers, moonshine was a path out of poverty. For powerful men, it was an opportunity to get rich on the backs of those farmers. An audio documentary about working families, bootleg whiskey and corrupt officials in Franklin County, Virginia. … Read more
Click here for details, summary, and purchasing from the U.P. Illinois! >> Charlie Thompson reads a passage from the Prologue of his most recent book, Spirits of Just Men. Shot in Endicott, VA on a beautiful summer’s day.