Morristown: In the Air and Sun (Film)

Morristown: In the Air and Sun

  •  Anne Lewis
  •  2007
  • Color IconColor
  •  Betacam SP video
Film Description
In this hour-long documentary, director Anne Lewis chronicles nearly a decade of change in Morristown, Tennessee, through interviews with displaced and low-wage Southern workers, Mexican immigrants, and their families. As Eastern Tennessee workers lost their jobs, Mexican workers came north to find them. The same global economy impacts all of us, and the film shows how working-class people — caught in the throes of massive economic change the world over — can work together, challenge their assumptions about work, family, nation and community, and ultimately evolve as they stand together in the face of globalization.

Screenings & Festivals
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Southern Labor Studies Conference
  • GRIT tv
  • Highlander Center 75

Reviews

“Brings the complex issue of globalization down to its human level — where workers on both sides of the border, men and women, struggle to survive. In the film, the workers speak from the heart, whether in Spanish or English, and while there is poignancy in their stories, there is also inspiration as they challenge corporate power in cross-cultural solidarity.” — Howard Zinn, author