Harlan County USA

Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary unflinchingly details the gruelling 1973 coal miners' strike in small-town Kentucky. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners' sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece, the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.

Year: 1977
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos
Country: USA
Director: Barbara Kopple
Duration: 103 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Documentary (General)
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