Visionary documentary that contrasts the conditions of life in small towns and in the industrialized cities, starting with a brief portrait of pre-industrial United States, then moving into... See full summary »

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Visionary documentary that contrasts the conditions of life in small towns and in the industrialized cities, starting with a brief portrait of pre-industrial United States, then moving into the modern chaotic, industrial and commercial city to reflect on the effects of this environment on family life and the raising of children, and finally proposing a return to a simpler life, in an idyllic "new city" in Maryland, constructed as a New Deal project, to promote proper upbringing of children, as well as a stable family life. Written by Anonymous

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This film was made to be shown at the 1939 New York World's Fair. It was screened at the Little Theatre in the Science and Education Building. See more »

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8 May 2002 | by (Flint, MI) – See all my reviews

Saw this in a poli sci class, the instructer warned us it was going to be an assult on the senses. I'm still having nightmares because of the music. Nothing but kids riding bikes for five mins. Then ten mins. of cars stopped in traffic, wait some action starts as people scarf down hotdogs. What would aliens think if they saw this??


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