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Day In an African Village, A

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Dramatized documentary: Depicts life in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons." National Archives.


Calhoun School, The Way to a Better Future

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"Portrait of Calhoun School, founded in 1892, and its vocational work among rural African Americans of Lowndes County, Alabama. The film shows the living conditions of the poor and illustrates how the school makes a difference in health education, agriculture, and road construction." The Field Guide to Sponsored Films.


Work and Contemplation

Date produced: 1941

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"On college student work campers from the Hartwick Seminary and the farmers' cooperative movement in Cooperstown." National Archives.


When the Frost Is On the Punkin

Date produced: 1955

Description:

Film treatment of the poem "When the Frost Is On the Punkin" by James Whitcomb Riley. Intertitles with text from the poem are interspersed among images that match the themes and content of the poem. The scenes include shots of harvest work, fall scenery, turkeys, and pumpkins.


Spreading the News

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"This film shows a newspaper delivery boy, Douglas Woodley, son of Charles Devenish Woodley, on his route." Library and Archives Canada.


Maple Sugar Bush

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Shows children at a sugar bush in Ontario in springtime." Library and Archives Canada.


Little Place in the Country, A

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Film about the Woodley’s at their place in the country." Library and Archives Canada.


Nosotros sí existimos [We do exist]

Date produced: 1972

Description:

"El guión tenía una fuerte influencia de La hora de los hornos, y tendía a la explicación pedagógica de las condiciones de opresión, mostrando la diferencia entre la forma de vida de ricos y pobres y con una explicación sencilla de cómo el capitalismo sienta las bases de una explotación que finalmente es la base de las razones de la huelga [El filme muestra la huelga de Rivetex en Cuernavaca] . El título de la película (Nosotros sí existimos) jugaba con el término legal que había declarado la huelga inexistente" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012). "The script had a strong influence of The hour of the furnaces , and it tended to a pedagogical explanation of the conditions of oppression, showing the difference between the way of life of the rich and the poor, along with a simple explanation of how capitalism sets the basis for exploitation, which is the origin of the strike [The film portrays the Rivetex strike in Cuernavaca]. The title of the film [We do exist] played with the legal term that had declared the strike non-existent" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).


From the Embers

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"A western, in color, about a drifter looking for work and then falling in love with his employer’s granddaughter." Church History Library.


Otro País [Another Country]

Date produced: 1972

Description:

"En este cortometraje se narra la resistencia al régimen en la ciudad de Monterrey, en el estado de Nuevo León, a través de varios frentes: la irrupción de un grupo de sindicalistas independientes en el desfile oficial del 20 de noviembre, con la presencia del gobernador Luis M. Farías; la invasión de tierras y la presencia de organizaciones vecinales en Topo Chico; los muertos por un accidente laboral en la Fundidora Monterrey; las huelgas de obreros de la CTM y de panaderos de la CROC (dos poderosos sindicatos oficiales), o la actividad vecinal del Grupo 2 de Octubre en la colonia Días Ordaz" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

"This short film tells the story of the resistance against the regime in Monterrey city, in the state of Nuevo León, through several perspectives: the irruption of a group of independent union laborers in the official November 20th parade, with the presence of governor Luis M. Farías; the invasion of land and the presence of neighborhood organizations in Topo Chico; the dead by a working accident in Fundidora Monterrey [Monterrey Foundry]; the strikes of CTM workers and CROC bakers (two powerful official labor unions), or the activities of neighbors of the October 2 Group in Diaz Ordaz vicinity" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).


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