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Harlan County USA

Director: Barbara Kopple Run Time: 103 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1976

This film chronicles the bitter and violent struggle waged by coal miners during a strike in 1973 in Eastern Kentucky against the Eastover Mining Company. The documentary focuses on the miners and their families’ fight for decent living standards in an area where many still live in shacks with no indoor plumbing and work at jobs with little security and dangerous conditions.