Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - California Election News #1

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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - California Election News #1

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Director:
King Vidor
Released:
1940
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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - California Election News #1, along with "California Election News #2," are both infamous pieces of political propaganda that employed actors to act as regular people. They were used against Upton Sinclair in the 1934 California Governor's election. This historic documentary illustrates the challenges and hardships of the Great Depression through an excellent collection of period newsreels and film clips. In addition to the pieces mentioned above, this collection consists of: King Vidor's 1934 film "Our Daily Bread" which, despite a slightly dated story, is still an excellent independently made movie; "The Plow That Broke the Plains," a documentary that finds the roots of the Dust Bowl in the First World War, when the war effort didn't let farmers leave land fallow; "The River," a documentary about the 1937 flood of the Mississippi; "Power and the Land" a short film following a single family in Ohio to humanize the pain of the Great Depression; "The New Frontier," a short news piece about community cooperation.moreless
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