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American Dream (1990)
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Starring: Jesse Jackson, Ray Rogers
Director: Barbara Kopple
Category: Documentary
Studio: Disney / Buena Vista
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Length:
102 mins

 
 

 

The Award-Winning Film of American Lives, American Courage and the American Dream

Academy Award winner for best documentary, 1990, this acclaimed motion picture captures the stark reality of working men and women making impossibly tough choices about survival during a time of extreme economic crisis! When workers at the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota are asked to take a substantial pay cut in a highly profitable year, the local labor union decides to go on strike and fight for a wage they believe is fair. But as the work stoppage drags on and the strikers face losing everything, friends become enemies, families are divided and the very future of this typical mid-America town is threatened! Also honored with the Director's Guild of America Award for Best Feature Documentary, as well as the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival - you'll be riveted by the compelling real-life drama in this powerful landmark film!