POWER AND THE LAND
POWER AND THE LAND (USA, 1940, 39 min.)
This timeless portrait of American farm life, rich in pastoral beauty, was intended to encourage farmers to form their own electrical cooperatives with the help of the Rural Electrification Administration. Narrated by American poet Stephen Vincent Benet. Directed by Joris Ivens. Produced by the Rural Electrification Administration for the U.S. Film Service.
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, THE RIVER, and THE LAND
Welcome by Tom Nastick, Public Programs Coordinator, National Archives.
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