The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

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The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Directed by Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Distributed by HBO
Release dates
  • September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)
Running time
42 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant is a 2009 documentary film, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert and produced for HBO Films. The film follows the closure of the Moraine Assembly plant, a General Motors automobile factory in Moraine, Ohio, on December 23, 2008.

Reichert and Bognar spoke to several hundred of the nearly 3,000 workers at the plant who were to lose their jobs as a result of the closure. Lacking access to film inside the plant itself, the filmmakers supplied some of the workers with Flip Video Mino cameras to smuggle into the factory, allowing them to acquire footage of some of the final vehicles being assembled there.[1]

The Last Truck was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in 2009.[2]


  1. O'Connor, Clint (March 6, 2010). "Ohio filmmakers seeking Oscar gold: 'The Last Truck' shines spotlight on Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar". Plain Dealer Publishing. Retrieved November 5, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Blair, Iain (December 10, 2009). "Docu shorts contenders for Oscar". Variety. Retrieved November 4, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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