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FROM WHARF RATS TO LORDS OF THE DOCKS: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges   
NOLA Code: HBRG 00 K1
Program Length: 1/60
Format: SD
Version: Short
Closed Captioned: Yes
Stereo: Yes
V-Chip: TV-G
Short Description: Directed by Academy Award© winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this is the film of a truly unique event – Ian Ruskin performing his one-man play to a packed house of 1000 longshore workers in San Pedro, California. The result, with appearances by Elliott Gould, Edward Asner and members of ILWU Local 13, and with music by Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tim Reynolds, Ciro Hurtado, and others (including the world premiere of Woody Guthrie’s song about Harry, sung by his granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie) is an inspiring story. It is an intimate exploration of the life and times of this extraordinary man – “a hero or the devil incarnate, it all depends on your point of view” – full of the high drama and biting humor that ran through his life. And it is a springboard into understanding the parallel issues – globalization, global responsibilities, wars on terrorism, surveillance and privacy, and the widening gap between rich and poor that we face today.

This play is a human portrayal of Bridge's passion, struggles and wicked sense of humor. It features Bridges' own words, from his rallying speeches of the 1930s and his electrifying testimony at his trials to the words of his contemporaries.

Tag: To order a copy of this program and the soundtrack please visit www.theharrybridgesproject.org
Broadcast Rights: U/3YRS
School Rights: 1YR
Non-Commercial Rights: Y
VOD Rights: Yes
VOD Rights Type: 1 year
Rights Period: 19-Aug-17 to 18-Aug-20
Available: Royalty free to NETA members and subscribers
Producer: The Harry Bridges Project
PO Box 662018
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: (310) 876-2494
Date Produced: 2009, 2017
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation,
ILWU Coast Labor Relations Committee,
The Port of Long Beach,
The Port of Los Angeles,
The California Teachers Association,
Councilwoman Janice Hahn, City of Los Angeles, 15th Dist
Councilman Bill Rosendahl, City of Los Angeles, 11th Dist
Port of Seattle,
Port of Oakland,
Port of San Francisco
A complete list of funders is available from the producer
Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Website: www.theharrybridgesproject.org