The Resource CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND, (videorecording)

CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND, (videorecording)

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CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND
Title
CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Three classic American documentary films about the people and the land in rural America during the 1930s. PART I: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS (30 min, 1936) Pare Lorentz enlisted three exceptional photographers in Strand, Steiner and Hurwitz to produce this film for the U.S. government dealing with the tragedy of the Dust Bowl, reviewing while subtly and poetically advertising the conservation policies of the New Deal's farm program. PART II: THE RIVER (29 min, 1937) A classic documentary on the Mississippi River. Traces the history of the river and its' tributaries; shows that the destruction of forests had led to erosion and the loss of soil, floods and the loss of lives and property; and emphasizes the need for conservation and rehabilitation. PART III: POWER AND THE LAND (41 min, 1940) Directed by Joris Ivens, this is a plea for the support of rural co-ops so that those areas could receive cheap electric power. It is told through the story of an actual family
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Is part of
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • G
  • General
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  • Energy / Power
  • Film: History / Celebrated Directors / Classics
  • Earth Studies
  • Farm Life and Ranching
  • Documentaries
  • Conservation
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Us Politics and Government
  • Us History: World War I / 1920's / Depression ERA
  • UK (United Kingdom)/Ireland
  • Photography and Camera Skills
  • Environmental Problems
Technique
live action
Label
CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND, (videorecording)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (100 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,black and white/monochrome;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)20838.VH
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
CLASSIC DOCUMENTARIES: THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE RIVER, POWER AND THE LAND, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (100 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,black and white/monochrome;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)20838.VH
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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