Overview

This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

  1. Barbara Kopple

    Director

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Status Released

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  • October 15, 1976
    Theatrical (limited)

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  • January 23, 1977
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

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