Struggles in Steel (1996)

Struggles in Steel
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tony Buba Director n/a 2 2000001
Raymond Henderson Director n/a 2 2000002
Tony Buba Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ray Henderson Producer n/a 3 3000002
John Rice Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Billy Jackson Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
John Bick Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Tom Dubensky Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tony Buba Editor n/a 172 7000002
Wayne Gaines Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Ray Henderson was outraged when a local television station did a program about the closing of a major steel mill just outside Pittsburgh. Henderson, who had worked for eighteen yeras at the mill was angry that the images and the voices of a significant group of workers were absent. No blacks appeared on the program, even though African American workers had formed a critical part of the labor force in Wetsren Pennsylvania for 125 years. A civil-rights worker and fighter for equal rights on the job, Henderson approached his white school friend, Tony Buba, now a noted independent filmmaker, to collaborate on a history to recognize the contribution of blacks to not only the steel industry, but to the development of solidarity itself. Buba and Henderson began interviewing black steelworkers, including some women, who had experienced and continually fought the deep racism pervading both the industry and the union. The mills were not segregated until 1974!