“Impact on” Colorado:

Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War

Directors: Leonidas Vardaros
Country: Greece/USA
Run Time: 71 mins
When: Saturday Sept 16 at 11am
Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNu7XCkW-8

 

 

Synopsis:

The Colorado Coal war is described as the bloodiest page of the U.S. labor movement. In this violent confrontation between the Coal Companies, led by Rockefeller, and the ‘United Mine Workers of America’ trade union, a vital part was played by 500 Greek miners who became the backbone of the guerrilla army formed by the UMWA to avenge the Ludlow Massacre – the murder of 20 women and children and of the Greek leader Louis Tikas on April 20th, 1914. The documentary ‘Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War’ tells the unknown story of this conflict with testimonies of descendants of strikers, interviews with historians and rare archival videos of interviews with strikers, photos, documents, newspaper articles, and songs. The documentary ‘Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War’ tells the unknown story of this conflict with testimonies of descendants of strikers, interviews with historians and rare archival videos of interviews with strikers, photos, documents, newspaper articles, and songs.

About the Director:

Leonidas Vardaros is an actor and director, known for All of Us, Efendi (1998), O hafies(1984) and Tis Nikarias oi Zevkalides: I mousiki kai o horos stin kathimerini zoi ton Ikarioton (2009).

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