MILL STORIES: REMEMBERING SPARROWS POINT STEEL MILL # 122

14:00, Wednesday 17th June, Cinema 3

Director/Anthropologist: William Shewbridge, Michelle Stefano
Year of Release: 2015
Duration: 36 mins
Country of Production: USA
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Language: English

After 125 years of operation, the Sparrows Point Steel Mill in Baltimore, Maryland closed forever in 2012. Mill Stories presents a collection of personal stories based on over 30 ethnographic interviews collected at the time of the mill closing. The documentary examines the importance of the mill from the perspectives of former workers while connecting these distinctive experiences to the larger narrative of American industrial boom and bust. These memories and stories are framed as living heritage. It is the intangible that lives on in hearts and minds of those who know it best.

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