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The River

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


was documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz's masterful follow-up to his 1936 classic Pare Lorentz's Produced on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 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 soil in the area. Many of the beautifully...more


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