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We Dig Coal: A Portrait of Three Women (1982)

13 Jun

58m; U.S.

Director: Thomas C. Goodwin, Dorothy McGhee, Gerardine Wurzburg

Synopsis: On October 2, 1979, Marilyn McCusker was killed working inside a deep coal mine in central Pennsylvania. It had taken her two years and a sex discrimination suit in federal court to get her job as a coal miner. This award-winning film has been called “the best documentary ever made on women in non-traditional occupations.”

 
 

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