Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns

Another gem from documentary film maker, Ken Burns.

THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, whereby the wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930 created misery throughout the country. Interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and rarely seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and  incredible human perseverance.


Watch Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl.

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