Harlan County, USA

Categories: Documentary, Award Winning
1hr 43min | 1976
HARLAN COUNTY, USA is a feature documentary film, which tells the story of the striking coal miners of Eastern Kentucky. Barbara Kopple and her crew spent three years filming within the mining community and 180 families' bitter struggle to win a contract.  Facing dangerous and violent anti-union gun thugs and the brutal murder of one of their own, the striking miners fearlessly face the picket line day in and day out in the hopes of securing a fare wage and a better way of life for their families.  The film is a tribute to the working families of America, particularly the women of Harlan County who actively organized and spearheaded efforts to keep the struggle alive.

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Topics: Community, Law, Heroines, True Crime, Union Workers, Academy Awards, Fascinating People
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Stephanie FD
Stephanie FD
November 19, 2014
A-
nice
Denis Dutoya
Denis Dutoya
November 14, 2014
A+
Frank Klett
Frank Klett
November 11, 2014
A
Giuseppe Navetta
Giuseppe Navetta
November 9, 2014
A+
Clemette
Clemette
October 17, 2014
A
Greg Hall
Greg Hall
October 7, 2014
A
Among the very best of films that try to enter the world of a coal mining community; always difficult to truly enter, being so tribal. Harlan County, USA certainly does that.
Hans Dampf
Hans Dampf
August 23, 2014
A
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July 16, 2014
A
Brenda Bryant
Brenda Bryant
May 17, 2014
D-
Stewart Lawrence
Stewart Lawrence
April 28, 2014
A+
One of the best American political documentaries ever made. All heart. Academy Award, Best Feature Documentary, 1976.