Harlan County USA at WPI

Submitted by admin on January 17, 2007 - 12:33pm. :: | |
Jan 19 2007 - 7:00pm
There will be an open screening of the Academy Award winning film, HARLAN COUNTY USA, this Friday, January 19, at 7:00 pm in Kinnicutt Hall, Salisbury Labs. This extraordinary documentary focuses on the struggle by a group of mine workers in Kentucky to win concessions from the coal mine owners--striking for safer working conditions, fair labor practices, and decent wages. In the course of the film, the company hires gun thugs to intimidate (and even murder) the workers, the mine workers union is revealed to be corrupt, and we come away with a greater appreciation for the dignity and courage of ordinary people in challenging power.
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