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American Dream

  • Release Date: Mar 18, 1990
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Barbara Kopple

Synopsis

Depicting the effects of a mid-1980s strike by the employees of a Hormel meat-packing plant in Austin, Minnesota, Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream observes both the daily struggles of the striking workers and the behind-the-scenes conflicts amongst the union leaders. Upset at a proposed pay cut, the local union chapter begins the strike against the advice of their parent organization, hiring an outside consultant who encourages the workers. This consultant's aggressive...more

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