Farewell to Factory Towns
Showed at Images 10/12/2012
Introduction by filmmaker Maynard Seider. Film followed by a panel discussion with Stewart Burns, state representative Gail Cariddi, and North Adams activist Dick Dassatti.
With a focus on North Adams, Massachusetts, Farewell to Factory Towns explores de-industrialization in cities across the United States. In the 1970s factory towns from Youngstown to Buffalo to North Adams were hit with factory closings and massive unemployment, government policy moved to the right and Federal and state economic and social programs, like AFDC, were cut back or ended. What were factory towns to do? Where would help come from? If not from government programs, then from where?
- Director: Maynard Seider
- Genre: Documentary