Rendezvous with destiny

United States, 1968

Film
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This film strikingly conveys the destitution and despair of the depression of the 1930’s in the U.S. which gave rise to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “New Deal”. Footage shows dumping of milk to raise prices, children sleeping in the street, people living on the city dump, the march of people to Washington, troops attacking peaceful marchers, the right to organise unions and footage of striking workers at Ford with police firing on strikers. Written by Harold Flender. Narrated by Michael Tolan.

Credits

producer

Harold Mayer

production company

United States Information Agency

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27839

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Depressions - 1929 - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic depressions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

History → Depressions - 1929 - United States

History → United States - History - 1919-1933

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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