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March 11, 2008



I am surprised that you have omitted from your list the award-winning The King of Steeltown: Hardball Politics in the Heartland (2001) about Chicago-style machine politics in East Chicago, Indiana. Six city officials went to federal prison for corruption activities documented in the film, which won "Best Political Documentary" at the New York Film Festival. The subsequently produced Street Fight relied heavily on the cinema verite approach of Steeltown. The gritty look and the use of humor along with a powerful soundtrack including blues from the likes of Paul Butterfield, Slim Harpo, Sleepy John Estes, and Yank Rachell made the film one of the best of its kind

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