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Title The killing floor [Hoopla electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Film Movement Classics, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 118 min.)) : sd., col.
digital rda
video file rda
Series Film Movement classics
Film Movement classics.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Credits Directed by Bill Duke.
Cast Damien Leake, Alfre Woodward, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn.
Summary Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union organizing on film," The Killing Floor tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the city's giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The first feature film by director Bill Duke, The Killing Floor premiered on PBS' American Playhouse series in 1984 to rave reviews. In 1985, the film was invited to Cannes and won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award. It has been showcased at Lincoln Center and festivals around the world.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Packing-house workers -- Labor unions -- Organizing -- Illinois -- Chicago.
African American labor union members -- Drama.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- Drama.
Racism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Race discrimination -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Working class -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875-
Packing-houses -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Genre Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Rassbach, Elsa, television producer, author.
Milner, Ron, adapter.
Lee, Leslie, 1930-2014, screenwriter.
Manasse, George, television producer.
Duke, Bill, 1943- television director.
Leake, Damien, actor.
Woodward, Alfre, actor.
Felder, Clarence, actor.
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993, actor.
Birch, William, 1918- director of photography.
Swados, Elizabeth, composer (expression)
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Music No. MWT13899506
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