Family Farm Films

Date:         Sun, 23 Jan 1994 08:46:09 -0600                                   
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From:         "Jim Oberly, History Dept.,                                       
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[From: IN%"JOHNSTON%bvc.edu@UICVM.UIC.EDU" 23-JAN-1994 00:37:07.27 [To: IN%"H-Rural%uicvm.bitnet@uga.cc.uga.edu" [Subj: Family Farm Films

Hi,

I'm in the process of preparing my syllabus for a course I teach on "The Family Farm in American History and Society." I'll probably be asking for more aid later this week. Now, though, I wanted to ask if people had suggestions for good films to use. Last time I taught the course "Northern Lights" and "Country" worked particularly well.

Thanks!

Robert Johnston Dept. of History Buena Vista College Storm Lake, IA 50588 johnston@bvc.edu



Date:         Mon, 24 Jan 1994 09:48:49 -0600                                   
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From:         "Jim Oberly, History Dept.,                                       
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[From: IN%"prinkeh%rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu@UICVM.UIC.EDU" 24-JAN-1994 09:47:12.68 [To: IN%"H-Rural%uicvm.bitnet@uga.cc.uga.edu" [Subj: RE: Family Farm films

I like using films from the 1930s and 1940s. "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" is a wonderful little period piece -- not terribly deep, but fun.

There is one, I believe called "The Southerner," that is a very realistic portrayal of sharecroppers. How about "The River?" And I think "The Plow that Broke the Plains," although a government propaganda piece, is very useful.

Pam Riney-Kehrberg Department of History Illinois State University PRINKEH@ILSTU.EDU



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From:         "Jim Oberly, History Dept.,                                       
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[From: IN%"DBOWERS%ERS@UICVM.UIC.EDU" "Doug Bowers, U.S. Dept.

of Agriculture" 24-JAN-1994 10:06:11.89 [To: IN%"H-Rural Rural & Agricultural History discussion list <H-RURAL@UICV M>" [Subj: RE: Family Farm films

On historical family farm films--another good one is Power and the Land, a 1940 USDA film by Pare Lorentz (who also did The River and The Plow That Broke the Plains). This one is on the effects of electrification on one farm family and shows just how dramatic the arrival of modern conveniences was. The film, I believe, runs a bit over half an hour.

Doug Bowers, USDA




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From:         "Jim Oberly, History Dept.,                                       
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[From: IN%"ejameson%polaris.unm.edu@UICVM.UIC.EDU" "elizabeth ann jameson" 24-JAN-1994 14:43:56.38 [To: IN%"H-RURAL@UICVM.BITNET" [Subj: RE: Family Farm films

My favorite is "Heartland," based on Elinore Stewart's -Letters of a Woman Homesteader_. It's fun to teach, together with _Letters_, and a critical piece, like Sherry Smith's article on the real and fictional Elinore Stewart (Western Historical Quarterly, within past couple of years).

Elizabeth Jameson Dept. of History University of New Mexico ejameson@polaris.unm.edu


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