Artists' Television Access

“Harlan County, USA”

ANSWER Film Series in celebration of May Day

Thursday, May 5, 2005, 7:30 pm, $5


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 supporters. Director
Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective—giving some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.1976, 103 min.

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