Film Screening: Harlan County War

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday 10th June
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by Edinburgh Anarchists

The first in our new series of monthly film screenings, Harlan County War follows Ruby Kincaid (Holly Hunter), as she organises miner’s wives to take centre stage on increasingly violent Kentucky picket lines during the strikes of 1972-3. As women in the community took an ever increasing public and physical role in the dispute, facing police and corporate violence and arrest, the women of Harlan County found themselves in conflict with a society who wanted them to keep their place as wives and mothers at home.

(Note: this film is *not* the 1976 documentary “Harlan County, USA”, although that’s also a great film)

Location
The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh


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