About

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 su...

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Directed by

Barbara Kopple

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Which Side Are You On?

Cast

Keywords

woman director strike working class labor union kentucky mining miners strike

Lists

#694 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Documentary, Features