Harlan County War

  |  Book Tickets: 15/02/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 29/04/2002
  |  101 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Harlan County War Film Poster


The true story of the 1973 labour dispute in which the workers of Harlan County, Kentucky took on the powerful and exploitative Brookside mining company. At first reluctant to strike due to the financial hardship it would bring upon their already poverty-stricken families, the miners finally realise they must take action when the poor safety standards result in a number of fatalities. However, when a Brookside-friendly judge rules that it will be illegal for the men to picket, it is their wives who must take their place on the front line.