Harlan County U.S.A.

Harlan County U.S.A.

(1977)

Watch Now

Streaming in:

Videos: Trailers, Teasers, Featurettes

Trailer Preview Image

Genres

Documentary

Runtime

1h 43min

Age rating

PG

Cast

Norman Yarborough
Himself - Eastover Mining President
Houston Elmore
Himself - UMW organizer
Phil Sparks
Himself - UMW staff
Basil Collins
Himself - mine foreman

Synopsis

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.

Harlan County U.S.A. streaming: where to watch online?

Currently you are able to watch "Harlan County U.S.A." streaming on HBO Max, Criterion Channel.