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American Experience: Troublesome Creek - A Midwestern


This documentary highlights the demise of the American family farm by focusing on the misfortunes of one family. Husband-and-wife filmmakers [[Performer~P202163~Jeanne Jordan~jeannejordan]] and [[Performer~P201113~Steven Ascher~stevenascher]] returned from their home in Massachusetts to record a crisis involving the Jordan family's Iowa farm. The family has owned the farm since 1867. In recent generations, the Jordans have borrowed money from the local bank to work the farm. Now, Russell and Mary Jane...more