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Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

United States 2009 40 mins. In English

Two days before Christmas in 2008, the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, shut its doors. Two thousand workers and 200 management staff were let go and related businesses shuttered, resulting in thousands more displaced workers. But the GM staff lost much more than a job, including the pride shared in their work and camaraderie built over years. Events captured in the film serve as an interesting harbinger of the cultural forces that some believe had a hand in carrying Donald Trump to the White House. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Genres: Documentary



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