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The plow that broke the plains, The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz

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The plow that broke the plains, The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
The plow that broke the plains
Medium
videorecording ;
Oclc number
81004337
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Soundtracks re-created June 11-12, 2005, at Omega Recording Studios, Rockville, MD
Responsibility statement
written and directed by Pare Lorentz
Runtime
113
Sub title
The river
Summary
The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts
Table Of Contents
The plow that broke the Plains : a U.S. documentary film (1936) (27 min.) -- The river : a U.S. documentary film (1938) (32 min.)
Technique
live action
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Plow that broke the plains ;, and, The riverRiver
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