Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award®-winning documentary follows a violent miner’s strike in a small Kentucky town, capturing the passion, bravery and hard-fought victories of workers as they attempt to unionize. HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. was made in part with a grant from the AFI’s Independent Filmmaker Program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Kopple has since served on the AFI Board of Trustees – and in 2004 was the honoree of the AFI DOCS Guggenheim Symposium, celebrating a filmmaker whose profound respect for democratic values and human freedom and whose keen capacity for using documentary have both captured current events and framed history.
AFI Movie Club: HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.
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