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American Dream

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Original title
American Dream
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Music
Michael Small
Cinematography
Peter Gilbert, Kevin Keating, Hart Perry, Mark Petersson, Mathieu Roberts
Cast
Producer
Co-production USA / UK; Cabin Creek / Catholic Communication Campaign / Channel 4 Films
Genre
Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
Depicting the effects of a mid-1980s strike by the employees of a Hormel meat-packing plant in Austin, Minnesota, Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream observes both the daily struggles of the striking workers and the behind-the-scenes conflicts amongst the union leaders.
Awards
1990: Oscar: Best Documentary
1991: Sundance: Grand Jury Prize, Filmmakers Trophy, Audience Award
1991: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director / Documentary
1992: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Documentary
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