From the Shadows of Power (1990)

From the Shadows of Power is a dramatic and critical look at the beginnings of the globalization of the coal industry and the eminent destruction of traditional coalfield communities and ... See full summary »

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Jean Donohue

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Jean Donohue

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From the Shadows of Power is a dramatic and critical look at the beginnings of the globalization of the coal industry and the eminent destruction of traditional coalfield communities and labor institutions. It chronicles the rise of working class women's activism and the critical role they played in the watershed events of Britain's Great Miner's Strike of 1984-85 and the U.S. miner's strike against Pittston Coal Company in 1989, two of the most significant labor conflicts in the post-war era. The documentary features community economist Helen Lewis, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, women miners from the Coal Employment Project, women from Britain's Women Against Pit Closures and the National Union Of Miners' Arthur Scargill. Written by Jean Donohue

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1 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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Original music was composed by a very young Cincinnati composer, Itaal Shur. He delivered his Dat tape on a cold street corner of Cincinnati as he was heading to New York City. He was 18. He is now a very accomplished composer/musician whose one piece "Smooth" was picked up by Carlos Santana. See more »

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