In 2008 and 2009 as the recession deepened and the U.S. economy faltered in a way not seen since the Great Depression, two of America's big three car-makers were in dire condition.
General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy. They begged the federal government for help and received tens of billions of dollars in a bailout.
The story of GM and Chrysler's collapse and rescue is told in a new documentary film called "Live Another Day."
Bill Burke of Cape Elizabeth is the co-producer and co-director of the film.
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