The clip sit-in-strike-plant-closed from Roger & Me (1989) with Michael Moore. Powered by: Anyclip. any mom...
The clip sit-in-strike-plant-closed from Roger & Me (1989) with Michael Moore. Powered by: Anyclip. any moment from any film.
It was two weeks before Christmas. General Motors was closing the factory...
where the great Flint Sit-down Strike had taken place.
The UAW had promised...
that a massive demonstration would be held on the last day of the factory.
Only four workers showed up to protest the plant closing.
This is my second one I've closed.
It must be my destiny to close all General Motors plants.
It's never pleasant when something like this comes to an end...
but life goes on.
What are you going to do?
Excuse me a minute. Where are you guys from?
We're making a documentary about Flint, Michigan.
- From where? - We're independent.
- We'd like you off the lot. - Why?
Because this is private property. We'd like you not to be here...
We thought it was a significant day here today. The factory's closing...
It is a very significant day.
It's a very sad time, a very private, personal time.
What do you think about General Motors closing up this factory?
This is a very private, emotional, family time.
- We would not let outsiders in the plant. - We're not outsiders. We're from Flint.
You are outsiders. You don't work here.
This community depends on General Motors...
Jerry, this guy, out.
I don't understand why we can't talk to them for a couple minutes.
This is the factory's last hour. What's the problem?
The problem is, we were told to keep you on the sidewalk.
- You're hired by GM to do that? - That's correct. On the sidewalk, please.
Mrs. McGee. There she is. Let me ask her.
Why can't we talk to you if you're the spokesperson?
You can. I'll come outside and talk, but not inside.
I've asked you to leave.
- We'll go, if you come and talk. - I don't think I'll talk to you.
You're the spokesperson, and you won't speak to us.
That's correct. You don't represent anybody.
You're a private interest, and I won't speak to you.
We happen to be citizens of this community.
That's not a private interest.