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The River

  • Runtime: 32 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Environmental Science, Natural Environments, Politics & Government
  • Director:Pare Lorentz


[[Feature~V154657~The River~theriver]] was documentary filmmaker [[Performer~P100161~Pare Lorentz's~parelorentz]] masterful follow-up to his 1936 classic [[Feature~V65550~The Plow That Broke the Plains.~theplowthatbroketheplains]] Produced on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority, [[Feature~V154657~The River~theriver]] details the history of the flood-prone Mississippi basin from prehistoric times to the Depression era. Special attention is given the efforts by the TVA to control floods and conserve...more


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