The time is 1982 to 1986. The place, Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh's Monongahela River Valley, home to the largest and most productive steel industry in the world until corporate decisions shut it down. What followed was the greatest economic shakedown in American history. Nine out of ten blast furnaces went cold, 100,000 men and women were made redundant and entire communities were left bankrupt as foreclosures, divorces and suicides sky-rocketed.
A group of young pastors serving these communities and witnessing the destruction caused in people's lives, risk their own jobs and careers to take up the cause of the unemployed and challenge the policies of the banks and corporations.
This is their story.