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PROJECTIONS OF AMERICAA starkly different type of propaganda


Twenty-six short World War II documentaries about American life, created by a team of idealistic filmmakers who hoped to convince people in the rest of the world that U.S. forces were liberators rather than an occupying army, represent a starkly different type of propaganda. Through everyday stories of cowboys and oilmen, farmers and window washers, immigrants and school children, the films managed to capture both the country's optimism and the messiness of American democracy. This documentary deftly recounts the making of these films and also offers a compelling portrait of Robert Riskin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who headed the team. Narrated by John Lithgow. Grades 9 and up. English subtitles. Color and black-and-white. 60 minutes. Docdays. ©2015.

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PBS557DV-WBSSS 9781627899833 DVD (widescreen) $24.99

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