Strikers March at the Fleetwood Plant in Detroit.

Brothers on the Line

Opened Tuesday, October 16

Director in person!

This acclaimed documentary feature explores the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers – prolific labor statesman whose crusade for social justice, under the banner of the United Auto Workers union, transformed the landscape of a nation. Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther rise from 1930s shop-floor organizers to leaders in collective bargaining, civil rights activism, and international labor solidarity. Behind the headlines of bloody picket line conflict, assassination attempts, heated Senate hearings, and inter-union power struggles, lies a stirring core of determination, sacrifice, triumph, and tragedy. Directed by Victor’s grandson Sasha Reuther and narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, Brothers On The Line combines rare archive footage, personal photos, oral histories, and original HD interviews with a spectrum of prominent personalities. A timely tale of one family’s quest to compel American democracy to live up to its promise of equality, this documentary is a dramatic blueprint of successful social action.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Director Sasha Reuther