The Union Time Team
Matthew and Cornelia Barr are the filmmaker/writer team behind the Unheard Voices Project, a nonprofit that produces documentaries about working people and communities, especially those impacted by globalization and social/political change. Matt produced and directed Union Time, filming from 2007 to 2015. He is Professor of Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and president of the Unheard Voices Project.
Cornelia is a writer and environmental activist. She co-wrote the script of Union Time and served as co-producer.
Danny Glover added much more than his name and distinctive voice to Union Time. A lifelong activist, he supported the Smithfield workers and the UFCW throughout the Tar Heel struggle and provided the film team with moral support during production.
Editing team: Zachary Haines, Fausto Barrionuevo, Christopher Holmes, and Tom Lipscomb. All are independent filmmakers who came through the UNC-Greensboro MFA Program in Film and Video Production.
Film Score: Chris Heckman, Chair of Film Music Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem.
Illustrations: Alex Rodriguez is an artist and illustrator based in Greensboro, NC.
Executive Producer: Curtis Austin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He is the author of Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party (2008)