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Coal Bucket Outlaw

by Tom Hansell

Built around one day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw offers a startling glimpse into the lives of working people who haul the nation's fuel.

Homecoming ... Sometimes I Am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay

by Charlene Gilbert

“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”

Justice in the Coalfields

by Anne Lewis

Examine the community and family toll surrounding the 1989 Pittston Coal Strike, its effects on the rank-and-file miners, and on those neighbors, shopkeepers, sons and daughters, both united and divided.

The Parking Lot Movie

by Meghan Eckman

The Parking Lot Movie chronicles the rarefied world of one small parking lot in a college town, and the asphalt philosophers who work as attendants there.

Independent Lens

Razing Appalachia

by Sasha Waters Freyer

The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Shift

by Kelly Anderson

An unconventional love story set in the world of private prisons, where inmates work for giant corporations, starring Chris Meloni.

Tobacco Blues

by Eren McGinnis and Christine Fugate

Families who have been growing tobacco for generations face the consequences of a national controversy fuming in their own backyards.

POV

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

The Uprising of '34

by George Stoney and Judith Helfand

In 1934, thousands of textile workers participated in the largest single-industry strike in history; dozens of southern communities are still living with the consequences of this largely unknown event.

POV

Why Cybraceros?

by Alex Rivera

Why Cybraceros is a short film based on (and incorporating footage from) a real 1940s US government film that promoted a migrant labor program — remade with a whimsical, creative twist by experimental filmmaker Alex Rivera.

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