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We Dig Coal

Wurzburg, Gerardine; Kanopy (Firm)
Video; Streaming Video; Online
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." The documentary examines the situation of women coal miners in the U.S., their struggle to be hired, their day-to-day lives in the mines, the economic necessity that first made them seek work as miners, and the opposition they face from their families, the community and their male coworkers.
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In English
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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by State of the Art in 1982.
Publisher no.
1117216 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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