The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

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Union Maids
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Fri, May 3, 2019 10:45 AM
In this rousing chronicle of a defining moment in the American labour movement, three extraordinary women look back on the Depression-era trade unionist crusade, where they faced police brutality, sexism and racism, but never backed down.
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Festival Info
Program Category:Outstanding Achievement Retrospective
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Producer(s):Julia Reichert
Steven Bognar
Executive Producer(s):Sheila Nevins
Editor(s):Steven Bognar
Jim Klein
Cinematography:Steven Bognar
Composer:Tim Berger
Sound:Julia Reichert


With remarkable access, this Oscar-nominated short follows workers affected by the closure of a General Motors plant in Ohio, as they prepare to build one final truck on the assembly line. Talking with the workers on the plant floor, in their cars and over beers at the bar, The Last Truck evocatively shows the human impact of not just the plant closing, but the loss of an entire social ecosystem. Kiva Reardon