This is such an inspiring movie that I hope you won’t miss it. Click the movie title to read my entire review.
Based on the “coal wars” in WV during the 1920s, this is the story of Joe coming to town to organize the strikers into a union. To win, he must unite all factions–whites, Italians, & blacks.
The biography of UFW leader Cesar Chavez shows how he used nonviolence to better the wages & living conditions of Hispanic grape pickers in the 60s.
During a strike for equal pay & safer conditions. the Mex-Am. miners’ wives take over picket duties when a court forbids the men from picketing, with the men not happy about household chores. The mine owners try to break the strike but lose to the determination of the strikers.