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Program 11 - NY Labor History Association Salutes Pare Lorentz - 'The River' & 'The Plow that Broke the Plains'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

The NY Labor History Association Salutes Pare Lorentz - Iconic Documentary Filmmaker of The New Deal

Street Vendors - Street vendors face many problems in New York City. One of those issues is the cap that limits the number of licenses given to them since 1981, provoking a significant increase in black market deals. (2016, 10 min)

The River - This documentary short film looks at the devastating and costly problems, including seasonal flooding and erosion of precious topsoil, associated with the Mississippi River system and promotes more Federal projects to remedy the situation. (1938, 31min)  

The Plow That Broke The Plains - This documentary is about what happened to the Great Plains of the United States when a combination of farming practices and environmental factors led to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.  (1936, 25 min)

Post film discussion on Lorentz and The New Deal with members of the NY Labor History Association.  

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