Barbara Kopple – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.

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...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A.

In honor of Labor Day, AFI celebrates HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (1976), Barbara Kopple’s Oscar®-winning documentary that 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 possible in part by a $10,000 Independent Filmmaker Grant from...
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