The Luddites

The Luddites

Streaming Video - 2007
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In 1812, there were violent disturbances in England when new machines were introduced into the wool industry. This docudrama re-creates the attempt, doomed from the start, of the desperate victims of the new machine age to strike back. Unable to get through to management, a group of workers vented their frustrations on the machines. Thus the Luddites have become symbolic, not only of the pointless opposition to machines' taking over human lives, but also of the larger issue of the human toll of industrialization.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1988


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