Documentary "Brothers on the Line" Screening & Panel Discussion


3420 Cass Avenue



Cinema Detroit will be screening "Brothers on the Line" on:

-Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30pm -Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:30pm

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With panel discussions following each screening, featuring:

-Labor historian, writer and activist Steve Babson -Oakland University Professor of Sociology Graham Cassano - Fran Shor from Wayne State University and the North American Labor History Conference -more TBA

Film introduction and panel moderation by Tony Paris from the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

"An acclaimed documentary feature exploring the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers - Walter, Roy, and Victor - prolific labor statesman whose social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers union, transformed the landscape of a nation. Directed by Victor's grandson, Sasha, and narrated by Martin Sheen, the film is an in-depth study of one family's rise from auto plant organizers in 1930s Detroit to leaders in collective bargaining, Civil Rights activism, and international labor solidarity. Behind the dramatic headlines of picket line conflict, assassination attempts, heated Senate hearings, and inter-union power struggles, lies a stirring personal story of determination, sacrifice, triumph, and tragedy. This influential and often controversial 40-year crusade would contribute to lifting millions of workers to a middle-class living and compel American democracy to live up to its promise of equality."