• Jan 23, 1977
  • 103 min
  • Full-HD

Harlan County U.S.A. (1977)

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. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with New York Women in Film & Television in 2004.

United States of America
Cabin Creek Films

Norman Yarborough

Self - Eastover Mining President

Houston Elmore

Self - UMW Organizer

Phil Sparks

Self - UMW Staff

Bessie Lou Cornett Parker


Sudie Crusenberry


Mary Lou Fergerson


Basil Collins

Self - Mine Foreman

Florence Reece


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