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Projections Of America
Format: DVD Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Projections Of America

Projections Of America

Format: DVD Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
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Projections of America - DVD - Projections of America is the story of a team of idealistic filmmakers who, during the global war, hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. During the darkest hour of the WWII, a team of idealistic filmmakers hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. Led by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin, the filmmakers created 26 short documentaries about American life shown to millions of people around the world. The "Projections of America" films told stories of cowboys and oilmen, farmers and window washers, immigrants and school children, capturing the optimism and messiness of American democracy. The gorgeously crafted films were idealized versions of what America could be, created by politically engaged filmmakers who while fighting tyranny abroad, wanted also to fundamentally change America itself. But 70 years later, the films have disappeared. John Lithgow narrates this story of war, idealism, and the power of cinema. This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)
Studio: PBS (Direct)
Release Date: 1/3/2017
Item #: 1764082X
UPC #: 841887031219
Product Type: DVD

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