“Morristown: In the Air and Sun” will be screened in the museum’s Performance Theater on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. A working class response to globalization, this hour-length documentary looks at the issues of immigration, factory flight, and the organized demand for economic justice. The film is free and open to the public. This film screening is part of the programming to accompany our special exhibit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones.”
Plot Summary & Video Clip Courtesy IMDb:
Filmed over an 8-year period in the mountains of east Tennessee, interior Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Morristown: in the air and sun is rooted in the authentic expression of workers who speak about their lives, work, disappointments, and hope. These conversations are combined with scenes in factories, fields, union halls, Mexican stores, city parks, and employment agencies. The documentary travels to the U.S.-Mexican border (El Paso – Juarez) to create deeper understanding of factory flight out of Morristown, and to interior Mexico to look at the forces that cause immigration. Morristown ends with a stunning union victory at a large poultry processing plant in Morristown, Tennessee.
– Written by Anne Lewis