American Dream movie poster

American Dream movie poster


The Academy Award-winning documentary film American Dream, directed by Barbara Kopple, chronicles the Hormel strike, exploring the human cost of the economic decline in America’s heartland. Kopple captured the tension between the strikers, the parent union, and Hormel through failed negotiations and demonstrations. The film shows P-9 members banding together to help each other as the strike dragged on. American Dream also follows union infighting, fights with replacement workers, and P9’s hiring of consultant Ray Rogers, who specialized in union strategizing and gaining public support. Used with the permission of Barbara Kopple.

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