Critic Reviews for Downeast
An exposé of how the financial structures that make businesses possible in America seem to conspire against genuine good will and non-self-serving ambition.
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.
It's a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings.
An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.
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.
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.
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