The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
The Last Truck opens on December 23, 2008, as the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio shut its doors. As a result, 2,000 workers and 200 management staff were left without jobs two days before Christmas. The closing also triggered the loss of thousands of related jobs and businesses. But the GM workers lost more than jobs; they lost the pride they shared in their work and the camaraderie they built through the years. To the natives of the greater Dayton area, General Motors wasn’t just a car company—it was the lifeblood of the community. The film shows a willful neglect by corporations for the appreciation of the workers who helped build their companies. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film was produced by HBO Films. 2009, U.S., DCP, 40 minutes. Recommended for 12+.
Cinema + Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will be present for a post-screening Q&A.