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American Dream (1990)

American Dream
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Lawrence Silk Lawrence Silk
Thomas Haneke Thomas Haneke

Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson
Juan Munoz Juan Munoz
Ray Rogers Ray Rogers
Mike Kinney Mike Kinney


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Documentarian Barbara Kopple weighs in with an unsettling account of the months-long strike of employees at the Hormel meatpacking plant, juxtaposed against the Reagan administration's demolition of the nation's air traffic controllers' union. In Austin, Minn., in 1984, Hormel strikers found themselves picketing during the worst climate for organized labor since the 19th century. Kopple won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 1991.
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30 From 90: My Favorite Films From 1990 (30 movies items)

"The Hormel meat packing company decides to cut the wages and benefits of it's employees, thus igniting not just the ire of the unions, but also revealing the lack of solidarity between the national and local chapters. Thus begins an in depth look into the various inner political maneuvering and compromised negotiations of workers' rights that more often than not, tend to lead to the methodical unraveling and systematic disintegration of the American Dream. True inspired film making of the uninsp"

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Oscars 1991 Winners (My Version) (22 movies items)

"Best Documentary Feature! Winner: American Dream! Nominees: Berkeley in the Sixties Building Bombs Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey"