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The Return of Joe Hill

Author: Dakota Sid CliffordEllen KlaverMark RossGibbs SmithUtah PhillipsAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Prairie Grass Productions, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1915, songwriter/labor organizer Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah for a murder he probably did not commit. Nearly 75 years later, a packet of his ashes was discovered in the U.S. National Archives and returned to the Chicago headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). This film examines the life and work of Joe Hill and places his legacy within a broader context of the history of the IWW  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe Hill; Joe Hill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dakota Sid Clifford; Ellen Klaver; Mark Ross; Gibbs Smith; Utah Phillips; Joyce L Kornbluh; H D Motyl; Cyndi Moran; Eric Scholl; Prairie Grass Productions.; Industrial Workers of the World.
OCLC Number: 81360608
Notes: Biographical documentary.
VHS.
Credits: Directed and edited by Eric Scholl ; audio/field recording, Cydi Moran, H.D. Motyl.
Performer(s): Interviews with Utah Phillips, Gibbs Smith, Joyce Kornbluh, Carlos Cortez, Elyse Bryant and others ; singers, Utah Phillips, Mark Ross, Ellen Klaver, Dakota Sid Clifford.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Joe Hill.
Responsibility: a tape by Eric Scholl.

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In 1915, songwriter/labor organizer Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah for a murder he probably did not commit. Nearly 75 years later, a packet of his ashes was discovered in the U.S. National Archives and returned to the Chicago headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). This film examines the life and work of Joe Hill and places his legacy within a broader context of the history of the IWW (whose members are known as "Wobblies") and current labor arts. Features interviews with singer/storyteller Utah Phillips, Joe Hill biographer Gibbs Smith, labor historian Joyce Kornbluh and IWW artist Carlos Cortez. Joe Hill's songs are performed by Utah Phillips, Mark Ross, Ellen Klaver and Dakota Sid Clifford.

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