Harlan County USA

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Film Info
Rating:PG
Run Time:103 min
Country:USA
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barbara Kopple

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.

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