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The Plow That Broke the Plains

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  • Runtime: 49 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Environmental Science, History, Politics & Government, Social History
  • Director:Pare Lorentz


Filmmaker/critic Pare Lorentz was the creative force behind the landmark documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains. The project was underwritten by the United States Resettlement Administration, a New Deal organization. Lorentz' film accomplished visually what President Roosevelt's radio speeches had been doing orally: serving as a wake-up call to those Americans unaware of the deprivations of the "Dust Bowl." The film details the ecological...more


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