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The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

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Documentary focuses on the workers of the General Motors Assembly Plant in Moraine, Ohio - which opened in 1981, and churned out an average of 280,000 small trucks and SUVs a year - from the announcement a year ago that the Plant will be closing, to its last day on December 23, 2008, just two days before Christmas. While the workers are shocked that they will be losing their jobs, we quickly see they are also losing much more: the pride they share in their work, the camaraderie built through the years, and the shared concerns about what their collective futures will hold. As the major industry in Moraine closes its doors for good, many see its demise as an indication of the changing American manufacturing landscape, which seems to be dying as products are increasingly being made elsewhere. The film offers a snapshot of a moment in America where we may be seeing the end of the blue-collar middle class.
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  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: HBO Archives
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2012
  • Genre: Documentary

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4.0

Heartwarming story showing what so many

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from New Lebanon, OH

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  • Engaging Characters
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

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    Comments about this product:

    If you are interested in the emotional experience of working for years in an American car factory this is the film you don't want to miss. In the Last Truck you will hear the stories of people who have worked together for years and are now facing an end to that experience. It's also really interesting to see how an an assembly line works. Well worth watching!

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    5.0

    powerful!

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    from Dayton, OH

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    • Informative

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      Comments about this product:

      One of the best documentaries I have ever seen! Steve and Julia acurately represented all GM factory workers who have lost their jobs due to corporate greed!

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