A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Dorothy Williamson ...
 Herself - Resident of Prowers County, CO (4 episodes, 2012)
Donald Worster ...
 Himself - Historian (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Writer (4 episodes, 2012)
Calvin Crabill ...
 Himself - Resident of Prowers County, CO (4 episodes, 2012)
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg ...
 Herself - Historian (4 episodes, 2012)
Imogene Glover ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Wayne Lewis ...
 Himself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Robert McCoy ...
 Himself - Resident of Texas County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Charles Shaw ...
 Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
R. Douglas Hurt ...
 Himself - Historian (4 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Hodges ...
 Herself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Clarence Beck ...
 Himself - Residen of Cimarron County, OK / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
William Forester ...
 Himself - Son of Harry Forester (4 episodes, 2012)
Dorothy Kleffman ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Durrett Robertson ...
 Herself - Resident of Potter County, TX (4 episodes, 2012)
Trixie Travis Brown ...
 Herself - Lipscomb County, TX / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
Robert Forester ...
 Himself - Son of Harry Forester (4 episodes, 2012)
Shirley Forester McKenzie ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK / ... (4 episodes, 2012)
Lorene White ...
 Herself - Resident of Stanton County, KS (4 episodes, 2012)
Sam Arguello ...
 Himself - Resident of Union County, NM (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Caroline Henderson (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2012)
Don Wells ...
 Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK (4 episodes, 2012)
Floyd Coen ...
 Himself - Resident of Morton County, KS (4 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Robertson ...
 Herself - Resident of Union County, NM (4 episodes, 2012)
Dale Coen ...
 Himself - Resident of Morton County, KS (3 episodes, 2012)
Irene Beck Hauer ...
 Herself - Resident of Cimarron County, CO (3 episodes, 2012)
Louise Forester Briggs ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK (3 episodes, 2012)
Ina K. Labrier ...
 Herself - Resident of Prowers County, CO (3 episodes, 2012)
Millard Fowler ...
 Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Sanora Babb (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Hazel Lucas Shaw (3 episodes, 2012)
Kevin Conway ...
 Ernie Pyle (3 episodes, 2012)
Virginia Frantz ...
 Herself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
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A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

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Extracts from the interviews in this documentary were used by Christopher Nolan in Interstellar when depicting the dust storms on Earth. See more »

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Featured in Interstellar (2014) See more »

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Hymn to the Blue Sky
Written by Joseph B. Weed (BMI)
Courtesy of Jozone Music
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22 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This "docu-drama" contained more political statements than a French feminist melodrama. OK, I admit I exaggerate but if you want to make a documentary you have to consider all possible angles and not be a servant to your own point of view. This is not a documentary. It is Ken Burns world view about the dust bowl. Don't look for reasonable explanations about the causes and circumstances in which the event occurred. It like one of those zombie movies, you know the ones which starts like, "its the year 2137, there has been a deadly virus attack and only few humans survive and the rest have turned to zombies". You know this is not a real story yet they put enough real circumstances in it for you to be engaged. This is the zombie movie of documentaries.


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