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The Dust Bowl [videorecording]

a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns, Julie Dunfey ; produced in association with WETA Washington, DC ; [a film by Ken Burns]
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
Director
Ken Burns
Performers
Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voice overs, Carolyn McCormick, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Madigan, Kevin Conway.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
240 min.
Language
English (5.1 surround) or Spanish (audio 2.0) soundtracks with optional English and Spanish SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired); optional video description in English
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated ; TV-PG
Notes
  • Originally broadcast in 2012 on PBS.
  • Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.); Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.); Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.). -- Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.); The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.); The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.).
Edition
Widescreen ed
Contents
  • Episode 1. The great plow up
  • Episode 2. Reaping the whirlwind.
  • Special features: Disc 1. Land of haze : [featurette on Hazel Lucas Shaw of Boise City, Okla.] (15 min.)
  • Dust Bowl stories : [excerpts from interviews with survivors of the Dust Bowl] (31 min.)
  • Uncovering the Dust Bowl (6 min.).
  • Disc. 2. Grab a root and growl (12 min.)
  • The Dust Bowl eyewitnesses (7 min.)
  • The Dust Bowl legacy (5 min.).
ISBN
9781608837182, 1608837181
Credits
Edited by Craig Mellish and Ryan Gifford ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy.
Published
[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, c2012.
Publisher no.
DUSB600 PBS
Related Resources
Additional resources available on PBS Web site
Description
2 videodiscs (ca. 4 hrs.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen.
Technical Details
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