Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The River

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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The River

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Director:
King Vidor
Released:
1940
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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The River is one of the films included in the Depression-era films collection. It is important to note that this film was selected to the National Film Registry, library of congress, in 1990. It is a short documentary that shows the importance of the Mississippi river leading to the United States. There are many positive aspects included in this film, but there are also negative aspects such as the damage that was done to the environment due to farming and timber practices. This film places a big emphasis on the way that poor farmers were affected by the environmental problems caused. The film concludes with a positive tone by showing the benefits of the TVA, "modern" farming technology, and dams used to control the river to prevent flooding. This historical documentary presents a detailed portrayal of history that is definitely worth watching.
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