In 1977, the coal miners of Harlan County, Kentucky went on strike. Safety conditions, low wages, and decades of mistreatment and disrespect were amoung the factors leading to the strike.

This documentary is about the people of Harlan County and how they dealt with the long strike of 77′. I thought this was a really neat documentary and wanted to share.

Director Barbara Kopple talks to a miner
Men coming up from the mines circa 1975