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      2012 1 hr. 20 min. Drama List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 60% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone uses federal grants to bring factory work back to the United States. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Servicable fly on the wall documentary about a fishing town in decline. A 'to be continued' doc, but well worth a watch. Read my full review and listen to my interview with the filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin here: Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Diego Semerene Slant Magazine An expos of how the financial structures that make businesses possible in America seem to conspire against genuine good will and non-self-serving ambition. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 9, 2013 Full Review Diana Clarke Village Voice Redmon and Sabin carefully tease apart the insidious process of American deindustrialization, and by the end of the film the threads they unravel reveal how the free market can choke like a noose. Mar 8, 2013 Full Review Neil Genzlinger New York Times It's a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings. Rated: 4/5 Mar 7, 2013 Full Review Rania Richardson The Villager At a time when manufacturing jobs are moving out of the U.S. or disappearing altogether, the entrepreneur who attempts to open a local plant is a hero, as seen in DOWNEAST. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Prairie Miller WBAI Radio Self-interest butts heads with class interests, in this solemn investigative documentary shedding light on how the collusion of local politicians and conflict of interest outsourcing brought down the economy and plant workers in a depressed Maine town. Mar 8, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone uses federal grants to bring factory work back to the United States.
      David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 17, 2020