Featured at the 1977 New York Film Festival, Children of Labor is the story of how Finnish immigrants came into contact -- and conflict -- with industrial America. Three generations of Finnish-Americans recount how they coped with harsh realities by creating their own institutions: churches, temperance halls, socialist halls, and cooperatives.
The film focuses on the people, their organizations, and the challenges posed by both McCarthy-era political repression and present-day Home Useism. At the same time, Children of Labor deals with questions that reverberate in the lives of most Americans, especially the sons and daughters of immigrants. Filmmaker: Richard Broadman
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