Harlan County USA

  |  Book Tickets: 08/12/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 29/06/2009
  |  103 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Harlan County USA Film Poster


Barbara Kopple's Oscar-winning film unflinchingly documents the coal miners' strike against the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June 1973, capturing on film the miners' violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack by country and bluegrass artists including Hazel Dickens and Merle Travis, the film chronicles the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.