On June 3rd, 2008 General Motors announced it would close its assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, just outside of Dayton. For those who took the buyout, June 27th was their last day. In The Last Truck, filmmakers and Workshops faculty Steven Bognar and Julie Reichert explore the impact of a plant closing on individual lives and livelihoods.
Steven Bognar is an independent filmmaker and media arts educator. His first film, Personal Belongings, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened nationally on the PBS series P.O.V.
Julia Reichert is professor in the department of community health and professor of motion pictures in the theater arts department at Wright State University. She has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, for the films Seeing Red and Union Maids. Their last documentary A Lion in the House, won the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking
The Last Truck airs nationally on HBO September 7.
Reichert and Bognar team teach their Producing the Documentary workshop in Rockport September 13 – 19.