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American Experience: The Great Famine is a sixty minute PBS documentary program that focuses on the riveting unstable relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the second half of the twentieth century. Take a look at both sides of the argument and see first hand how America engaged itself with the distant and desperate peoples of the starving and depressed Soviet Union. Touching, saddening, and sometimes angering, this documentary shadows the lives of those who can barely find enough food to eat. Feel the compassion and take part in the true tale of how grit and generosity can sometimes lead to an unparalleled rivalry. Two superpowers battle it out during the Russian Revolution and it's hard to know which side to take. The two year American Relief program that took place in 1922 is one of the most captivating American democratic efforts in our short history.