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Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

Harlan County U.S.A.
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Norman Yarborough

Norman Yarborough

Himself - Eastover Mining President
Houston Elmore

Houston Elmore

Himself - UMW organizer
Phil Sparks

Phil Sparks

Himself - UMW staff
John Corcoran

John Corcoran

Himself - Consolidated Coal President
John O

John O'Leary

Himself - former Bureau of Mines director
Donald Rasmussen

Donald Rasmussen

Himself - Blackwing Clinic, WV
Hawley Wells Jr.

Hawley Wells Jr.

Himself
Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Himself - Boyle campaigner


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Description: This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun- ... (more)
Release date: 28 September 1977
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"30/8 Wow, three in a row that I enjoyed. This one was a walk through a culture that seemed almost foreign to me, even though it takes place in my own country. I caught myself trying to recognize different cultural nuances and actually having to go back a bit to figure out what these people were saying. I started thinking about how terrible the big bad coal monopolies were, and ended thinking that the miners would never be satisfied. All in all, a pretty great doc."


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