Brothers on the Line

Brothers on the Line

Directed by: Sasha Reuther

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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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.

NR, 80 Minutes

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