|Title:||The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant|
|Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert|
On December 23, 2008 the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio shut its doors. 3,000 workers lost both their jobs and the camaraderie built through the years. To the natives of Moraine and the greater Dayton area, GM wasn’t just a car company- it was the lifeblood of the community. Four employees armed with cameras capture the final months: Kim, an electrician; Kathe in body shop; Kate, a forklift operator; and Popeye, a toolmaker. Intimate interviews with people who considered themselves more family than co-workers reveal the emotional toll of losing not just a job, but a sense of self. This Oscar-nominated film bears witness to the experience of job loss and offers a snapshot of a moment that may portend the end of the nation's blue-collar middle class. See also Convention, by the same filmmakers.