Directed by Academy Award winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this is the film of a truly unique event - Ian Ruskin performing his one-man play to a packed house of 1000 longshore workers in San Pedro, California. Elliott Gould and Edward Asner act as the Narrators, and members of ILWU Local 13 take part in re-enactments of the union's history. Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tim Reynolds, and others (including the world premiere of Woody Guthrie's song about Harry, sung by his granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie) provide the music. It is an intimate exploration of the life and times of this extraordinary man - "a hero or the devil incarnate, it all depends on your point of view" . And it is a springboard into understanding the parallel issues - globalization, immigration, endless war, surveillance and privacy, workers' rights and the widening gap between rich and poor that we face today.
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Length: 59 minutes