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