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Date produced: 1944

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Country of Production:

United States

Languages:

English

Format:

16mm

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Archived by New York University Archives in 2008

Description:

"A lesson on FDR's Four Freedoms." ("More about an Amateur Cinema League of Nations.")

Resources:

Barstow donated this title and three other 16mm films to the New York University Archives in 2008. This collection is referenced as the Barstow Movie Collection in the blog post "More about an Amateur Cinema League of Nations," via the Orphan Film Symposium.

Barstow commented on the film in an interview with UnionDocs:

I organized the Eries Boys’ Club at the Settlement House, a group of a dozen teen-age neighborhood boys, and was responsible for supervising their after-school activities. I was also politically active, and after President Roosevelt enunciated “The Four Freedoms” as goals for the war, we discussed their meaning at a few club meetings. Since I had a home movie camera, we thought it would be a neat group project to figure out how to dramatize “Freedom from Want” on the home front. I think it helped all of us crystalize interest and concern over how to move from the Past to the Future in this area.

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Repository:

The Barstow Movie Collection, New York University Archives and Special Collections

Screenings:

  • Screened by UnionDocs in January of 2009, New York City, N.Y.

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