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Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
- AKA: Eparhia Harlan I.P.A., Föld alatt föld felett, Gruvarbetarna i Harlan County, Harlan County USA, Harlan County: Tragédia Americana, USA, Округ Харлан США
- Country: USA
- IMDB Rating: 8.2
- Genres: Documentary
- Release: 1977-09-28
- Director: Barbara Kopple
- Writers: N/A
- Language: English
- Stars: Norman Yarborough , Houston Elmore , Phil Sparks , John Corcoran
- Runtime: 103 min
- Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins.
- Plot: This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.