Harlan County, U.S.A.

Harlan County, USA

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(1976, Dir. Barbara Koppel)

30 years after its release, this film still packs a wallop. Sure, it’s a one-sided approach to the miners of Eastern Kentucky and their struggle to unionize, but ultimately, Kopple’s cameras portray the issue as an American one – where capitalism refuses to bend to the wishes of its laborers. Also features an incredible score of union songs.

4.5/5.0

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Posted on June 9, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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