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Prelinger Archives: Poverty in Rural America (Part I) (1965) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film visits poor areas of the United States, particularly hard-hit agricultural areas, and discusses social and economic programs encompassed by the "War on Poverty." Viewers encounter struggling farmers who share their perspectives on how and why poverty is so common among their communities, what they can and can't do about it, and what their hopes for the future are. The film also includes commentary from community activists and economic development experts, with a brief case study of a cooperative sorghum mill that provides supplemental income. The plight of hungry school children is explored through moving images and discussions of the importance of school meal programs.
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11 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Poverty in Rural America. (Part I) (1965)
Poverty in Rural America (Part I) (1965) (11:00)
Footage provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1965.
Publisher no.
41812 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (11 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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