Category: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Harlan County, USA (1976)

The author, who worked as a coal miner as a teenager, reviews this classic documentary about a miners’ strike in Kentucky, and talks about the historic significance of these struggles. Barbara Koppel’s 1976 documentary Harlan County, USA depicts the efforts of coal miners employed by

Movie Review: The Hand that Feeds (2015)

I’m not so naïve as to say that everything you need to know about organizing in the workplace can be learned in 83 minutes, but whether you’re a seasoned organizer or just a pissed off employee, you will benefit immensely from the 83 minutes it

Movie Review: Norma Rae (1979)

Organizing Work publishes reviews of labor- and union-themed films from an organizer’s perspective. Here, Eric Dirnbach reviews Norma Rae. Spoiler Alert: this review discusses the film in great detail! “Based on a True Story” On the list of great U.S. labor films, Norma Rae is certainly near

Movie Review: Final Offer (1985)

Organizing Work will be publishing reviews of films, old and new, about unions and organizing. Written by workers  and organizers, these will differ from standard movie reviews: they will  draw out the lessons about organizing, or comment on the film’s depiction of unions, from the

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