Workers Unite Film Festival 2021

Haymarket: The Bomb, The Anarchists, The Labor Struggle

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The May Day discussion with Haymarket director Adrian Prawica and labor historians Joe McCartin and Stephen Brier is now available on the Labor Goes to the Movies Podcast.

The Chicago Haymarket Affair, where a bomb thrown into the ranks of Police was followed by an eruption of panic and violence resulting in a trial and execution of presumably innocent workers' rights activists, is examined in this feature documentary film. Expert historians and professors present the history of the bomb, the anarchist movement of the 19th century, and the labor struggle of working people fighting for a shorter workday during the industrial might of America's Gilded Age.

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  • Runtime
    83 minutes
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  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Adrian Prawica