Harlan County USA

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  • Director – Barbara Kopple
  • Producer – Barbara Kopple
  • Cinematography – Hart Perry, Kevin Keating
  • Sound – Barbara Kopple
  • Editing – Nancy Baker, Mary Lampson
  • Sales – Cabin Creek Films
  • Duration – 102 min.
  • Year –  1976
  • Country – USA

Description:

In this documentary about labor tension in the coal-mining industry, director Barbara Kopple films a strike in rural Kentucky. After the coal miners at the Brookside Mine join a union, the owners refuse the labor contract. Once the miners start to strike, the owners of the mine respond by hiring scabs to fill the jobs of the regular employees. The strike, which lasts more than a year, frequently becomes violent, with guns produced on both sides, and one miner is even killed in a conflict. Harlan County, USA is a 1976 Oscar-winning documentary film.

Screening on: 13/05 - 18:00 - Cinema house

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