PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA

DVD (widescreen)

$24.99

   Order Code: PBS557DV    ISBN : 9781627899833
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Twenty-six short World War II documentaries about American life, created by a team of idealistic filmmakers who hoped to convince people in the rest of the world that U.S. forces were liberators rather than an occupying army, represent a starkly different type of propaganda.

Through everyday stories of cowboys and oilmen, farmers and window washers, immigrants and school children, the films managed to capture both the country’s optimism and the messiness of American democracy. This documentary deftly recounts the making of these films and also offers a compelling portrait of Robert Riskin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who headed the team. Narrated by John Lithgow.

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Copyright

2015

Publisher

Docdays

Grade

9 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

60 minutes

ISBN

9781627899833