Filmmaker Interview

George Stoney and Judith Helfand (1995)

Textile workers recall with pride the long-supressed story of the General Textile Strike of 1934 when 500,000 Southern mill laborers walked off their jobs in the documentary The Uprising of '34. Producer George Stoney and filmmaker Judith Helfand explain that getting their subjects to talk about the events of 1934 was their biggest challenge in making the film.

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