:Harlan County USA

Screening Schedule

18.08, 14:00, DOKU KINO

21.08, 22:00, DOKU KINO PLLATO

Harlan County USA

USA, 1976, Colour and B&W, 103 min

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-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

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Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American film director known primarily for her documentary work. She grew up in Scarsdale, New York, the daughter of a textile executive, and studied psychology at Northeastern University, after which she worked with the Maysles Brothers.
Best Documentary - Oscar, 1977. Hot Docs 2014.

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Screening Schedule

18.08, 14:00, DOKU KINO

21.08, 22:00, DOKU KINO PLLATO

Category

Focus America

Director

Barbara Kopple

Producer

Barbara Kopple

Cinematography

Kevin Keating, Hart Perry

Sound

Joshua Waletzky

Editing

Nancy Baker, Mary Lampson

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