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Livingston Dems Showing Award-Winning Film on Reuther Brothers

Livingston County Democrats will show an award-winning film on the history of organized labor in America on Friday, Nov. 8.

Brothers on the Line tells the story of Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther and their struggle to create the United Auto Workers and to fight for social justice in American society more broadly.

“In the 1930s, when corporations treated workers like cogs in a machine, these men took a stand on the side of working people and demanded dignity and justice for them. It is a story that we must remember and this film is an outstanding way to pass on this part of the history of American workers,” said Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

Directed by Victor Reuther's grandson Sasha Reuther, Brothers on the Line is narrated by actor Martin Sheen and contains much archival footage. The film has won numerous awards including Best Documentary Feature at the 2012 MI Film Awards; Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Mendocino Film Festival, and Best Documentary Feature, at the 2012 Workers Unite Film Festival.

There is no charge for the film, which will be shown at party headquarters, 10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600, in Brighton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the film at 7 p.m. All Democrats in the county are welcome.

After the film, a panel of local union members will discuss how being represented by a union has affected their lives.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (810) 229-4212 or email livcodems@gmail.com.

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