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West Virginia Author – Shawn Bennett (2007)

13 Jun

25m; U.S.

Director: Gordon Simmons

Synopsis: Host Gordon Simmons interviews Shawn Bennett, the director of the new WV labor documentary, “The Battle of Local 5668.” Bennett talks about his father and family in Parkersburg. His father worked for years at the Ravenswood Aluminum plant including during the lock-out shown in his film. He also talks about spending several years making the film, commuting from his Hollywood job where he is currently trying to organize members of his profession.

Contact: http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/ltn/index_ltn.html

 

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