Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America by outlining the improvements the union has won for clothing workers over its five decades. The Inheritance draws from archival and modern live-action footage and features songs contributed by popular artists.
Note: The film premiered theatrically in New York City and was shown widely to unions and community organizations. It was also distributed in 40- and 16-minute versions.
January 8, 2021 Subject:
Immigrants and unions building America
Creative and powerful documentary using archival stills, film and songs (Judy Collins, Pete Seeger and others) with little spoken narration, some role-playing voice actors, to underscore the importance of American labor unions in helping both immigrant and American-born workers achieve living wages and humane working conditions.