POWER AND THE LAND

2011 Films

POWER AND THE LAND

MARCH
23
7:00 PM

Directed by: Joris Ivens

Venue: National Archives
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Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series

POWER AND THE LAND (USA, 1940, 38 min.)

The daily activities of a dairy farming family in Ohio are observed in Joris Ivens’s classic film. The majestic photography elevates the farmers to iconic figures of Americana, their diligence rewarded by the messianic government in the form of home electricity. The film was produced at the behest of FDR as a means of supporting his controversial New Deal policies and provides an accurate, eloquent record of the people and the land of the United States during that period. Directed by Joris Ivens. Produced by the United States Film Service for the Rural Electrification Administration.

Introduced by Tom Nastick, Producer, Public Programs, National Archives.

Shown with POWER FOR THE PARKINSONS

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Special Events Entrance, Seventh St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Archives/ Navy Memorial/ Penn Quarter, 7th St. exit. Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines) (Metrobuses: 34, 70, P2, P1, V8, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, 63, 64, A48, D1, N3, Circulator)

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