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Title The Rouge : the factory and the workers / by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV.
Imprint New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1998.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (video file (46 min.)) : sound, color.
Series Filmakers Library online
Filmakers Library online.
Note Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Emery King & Jacquelline Caselberry King, executive producers ; produced, written & edited by John Owens.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
For High School; College; Adult audiences.
Subject Ford Motor Company.
Ford Motor Company.
Automobile industry workers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.
Detroit (Mich.)
Michigan -- Detroit.
Labor and unions
Genre Documentary television programs.
Feature films.
Nonfiction television programs.
Feature films.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Summary When it was built in 1918, the Ford motor plant in Detroit was the largest industrial complex in the world. The plant was the embodiment of Henry Ford's vision to build cars that every American working man could afford to buy. Using old footage, The Rouge captures the flavor of the early part of the century when thousands of workers flocked to Detroit in search of a better life. They came from Europe, from Mexico, and the southern United States to work on the assembly line. The Rouge became an important part of labor history from the time it was built until the time it was organized by the United Auto Workers in 1941. When the Depression hit the country, the Rouge workers were laid off and suffered in great numbers. At the height of the depression, five workers were killed outside of the plant's gates while participating in a hunger march. In another labor incident, Walter Reuther and other United Auto Workers organizers were beaten up by Ford s security guard in an incident known as the Battle of the Overpass. Through archival footage and first-hand accounts by the Italian, Ukranian, Mexican, African-American and Irish who spent their lives in the factory, the struggle of the workers is made vivid for a new generation.
Other Author Owens, John, editor of moving image work, producer, screenwriter.
Kingberry Productions, production company.
WDIV-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.), production company.