Matewan

United States, 1987

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A realistic account of the fierce struggle that raged in the coalfields of West Virginia in the 1920’s between coalminers, fighting for trade-union rights, and mine-owners who employed gangster methods to maintain crippling conditions and pay. Features photography by Haskell Wexler.

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Credits

production company

Goldcrest

Red Dog Films

co-producer

Peggy Rajski

Maggie Renzi

director

John Sayles

Duration

02:07:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302523

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coal mines and mining

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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