The Killing Floor

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Starring

Damien Leake, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Farina

Praised by The Village Voice as the most “clear-eyed account of union organizing on film”, The Killing Floor” tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the city’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.

 

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