American Dream Poster

Release Date: April 8th, 1991

PG-13|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
This acclaimed documentary focuses on a mid-1980s workers' strike at a Hormel meatpacking plant in Minnesota. After employees have both their wages and benefits cut, the local union endorses a strike, but complications arise when the national branch of the union doesn't follow suit. This divide in viewpoints has unexpected consequences for organized labor in the United States, and makes for intriguing depictions of workers' rights, strikes and union negotiations.

Cast: Jesse Jackson, Ray Rogers

Director: Barbara Kopple

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Cabin Creek

Keywords: Emotional, Underdog, Small town, Quest, Passionate, Rivalry, 1980s


Winner Documentary (Feature)