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Reuther Film, ‘Brothers on the Line,’ Winning Praise

The documentary “Brothers on the Line,” which chronicles the lives of UAW leader Walter Reuther and his brothers, Roy and Victor—from the Great Depression to the Great Society, is picking up awards and packing theaters in special screenings around the nation. Take a look at this new trailer.

Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the Michigan Film Awards and the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York City, the film is written, produced and directed by Sasha Reuther—Victor Reuther’s grandson.

“Brothers on the Line” follows the Reuthers' bloody battles with auto company thugs, workers' sit-down strikes and the establishment of the UAW as one of the most influential unions and through their fight for equality and civil rights.

According to the film’s website:

Behind the dramatic headlines of bloody picket line conflict, assassination attempts, FBI surveillance, heated Senate hearings and civil rights marches, lies a stirring core of determination, sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. The odyssey of the Reuther brothers and the issues that crossed their family table are a microcosm of the American experience from the Great Depression to Great Society and continue to resonate in the current climate of our nation.

Click here to learn more about the film.

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