A film by Gabriella Kessler & Jean-Loic Portron
100 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013
A few miles outside of Pittsburgh lies the town of Braddock, the last bastion of steel. Like many cities in the industrial heartland, Braddock has seen better days. Illuminated by images of days long gone and the haunting voices of its remaining inhabitants, Braddock America tells the story of a city hit hard by globalization. But behind the rusty fašades, the community comes together as it tries to shape its future and reinvent itself in a post-industrial America.
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"Critic's Pick! A blue collar poem that pays bittersweet tribute to a once-thriving steel town. A heartbreaking look at what industrialization wrought and globalization wrecked." - The New York Times
"Follows in the footsteps of 'Roger and Me' and 'Detropia." - The Hollywood Reporter
"An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town, the film is an unforgettable document of postindustrial America and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States." - The Village Voice