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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The New Frontier gives a comprehensive look at the problems and solutions facing America during one of its most trying times. An excellent teaching tool of historical significance, this anthology of news clips and documentaries take the viewer back to a critical period in the United States. The title film, "Our Daily Bread" is a work of fiction directed by famed American director King Vidor and provides a very intense irrigation scene. Courage and perseverance are common themes as the worldwide economic downturn forced people to scratch and claw for everything they needed. With the stock market crash in 1929, the Dust Bowl and the Mississippi River flood in 1937, there were many different crises that plagued all different types of Americans. Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The New Frontier brings a strong element of humanity to a trying time in American history.