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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.
Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. The women of Harlan County who fought this battle are true heroes. This film documents the good, the bad, and the downright ugly and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paula Whitaker Whisenant
Bloody Harlen True Story Loved It It Really Hits Home My Husband Is A Coal Miner God Only Knows How They Risk Their Lives Every dayPublished 2 months ago by lake girl
This is a Criterion Collection release which I think will mainly interest history buffs, as it is a discrete slice of American history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Karl E. Weaver
A very good documentary. If you are a coal miner, or a family of a coal miner this is a must see. Very, very good.Published 11 months ago by Bets