On the Waterfront

When is it worth it to take a stand?

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

In On the Waterfront, the priest, Father Barry, encourages the longshoremen to take a stand against the corruption in their union by testifying to the Waterfront Crime Commission – but those who do so end up suffering for their efforts. The Reporter questions whether their sacrifices made any difference: Okay, so we take it lying [...]