The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant Trailer (2009)
Trailer for the documentary The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant.
On Dec. 23, 2008, two days before Christmas, the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio shut its doors. As a result, 2,500 workers and 200 management staff were left without jobs, while the closing is also sure to trigger the loss of thousands of related jobs and businesses. But the GM workers lost much more than jobs, including the pride they share in their work and the camaraderie built through the years. To the natives of Moraine and the greater Dayton area, General Motors wasn't just a car company - it was the lifeblood of the community.
The Last Truck views the final months of the plant through the workers' eyes as they reflect on their work and consider their next steps. In revealing interviews with people who considered themselves more family than co-workers, the film reveals the emotional toll of losing not just a job, but a sense of self.
The employees share poignant moments, such as the day every worker must remove his or her toolbox and give up their GM ID card. The Last Truck closes with footage of the actual "last truck" to be produced at Moraine Assembly.
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October 12, 2010
September 7, 2009
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