The Killing Floor (1985)
Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
This story is one of the few accounts of the early 1900 migration of African Americans from the sharecropper laborers of the south to the industrial labor factories of the north. “The Killing Floor” retells the often brutal and violent beginnings of the U.S. Labor Movement through the eyes of a Southern black sharecropper who finds work in a Chicago slaughterhouse.
118 mins. Rated PG