Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Sweat is a compelling portrait of the American Rust Belt decay. In Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of life-long friends gather at the local bar, after the factory whistle blows, to share drinks, secrets and laughs. It is life as usual, until rumors of mass lay-offs loom, and two friends find themselves competing for the same management job, that just might ensure their employment. For the first time, they find themselves divided by race, station, and survival. As tensions rise, the American Dream has its back against the wall, resulting in a shocking conclusion.