Soul of a People: Writing America's Story (2009)

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Students of American history are well acquainted with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, and in this documentary filmmaker Andrea Kalin offers a detailed look a perhaps lesser-known components of the Works Progress Administration. The Federal Writer's project was an arts program founded under the WPA with the goal of producing informative content for state travel guides. It was a time not too different from our own: in the wake of the stock market crash, unemployment skyrocketed and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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Written By: David A. Taylor
On DVD: Jun 29, 2010
Runtime:
Smithsonian Channel

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A riveting attempt at recreating the trouble-plagued history of the government-funded arts program through the words of those who were there.

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