For a Better America: The New Deal on Film 

THE RIVER (USA, 1937, 32 min.)

This monumental documentary about the exploitation and misuse of one of our greatest natural resources, the Mississippi River, shows how farming and timber practices caused topsoil to be swept down the river and into the Gulf of Mexico. Directed and written by Pare Lorentz. Music by Virgil Thomson. Produced by the Resettlement Administration.

Part of the program For a Better America: The New Deal on Film, which begins at 1:00 pm and also includes THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, POWER AND THE LAND, and THE LAND

Welcome by Tom Nastick, Public Programs Coordinator, National Archives.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Reservations not required. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Special Events entrance,

Seventh St. & Constitution Ave., NW (METRO: Archives/Navy Memorial)

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