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American Dream


Once upon a time unions were central to the American economy and culture. No more. What they once were and what they’ve now become can be seen in this detailed documentary about an 8-month-long strike at the Spam meat packing plant in Minnesota. It feels like the last gasp of former heavy weight. As the local union fights in total desperation, first against management, then their own national union, and eventually against each other, the unexpected drama kept me watching.

— KK



American Dream
Barbara Kopple
1991, 102 min.
$3, Amazon Instant Video rental

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Posted June 12, 2008 at 3:35 am | comments
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