Harlan County U.S.A.1976


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.

Directed by:Barbara Kopple
Release date:1976-10-15
Runtime:103 minutes
Tagline:Which Side Are You On?
Norman Yarborough
Norman Yarborough
Himself - Eastover Mining President 
Houston Elmore
Houston Elmore
Himself - UMW organizer 
Phil Sparks
Phil Sparks
Himself - UMW staff 
Lois Scott
Lois Scott
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Also known as:
  • Eparhia Harlan I.P.A.
  • Föld alatt, föld felett
  • Gruvarbetarna i Harlan County, USA
  • Harlan County: Tragédia Americana
  • Округ Харлан, США