Thursday, October 1, 2009

Barbara Kopple

Harlan County USA documentary
still from Harlan County USA
John Lewis United Mine Workers

Harlan County USA (1976) by Barbara Kopple makes labor history personal and visceral. Coal miners on strike and their families are the heroes -- but so are the filmmakers. Music, process, observation, interviews, archival elements, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the rest of the documentary toolkit are woven into a breathtaking movie.
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