The Dust Bowl (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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 Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2012)
Donald Worster ...
 Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2012)
Dorothy Williamson ...
 Herself - Resident of Prowers County, CO (2 episodes, 2012)
Don Wells ...
 Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg ...
 Herself - Historian (2 episodes, 2012)
Wayne Lewis ...
 Himself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Calvin Crabill ...
 Himself - Resident of Prowers County, CO (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Himself - Writer (2 episodes, 2012)
Imogene Glover ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Floyd Coen ...
 Himself - Resident of Morton County, KS (2 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Robertson ...
 Herself - Resident of Union County, NM (2 episodes, 2012)
Clarence Beck ...
 Himself - Residen of Cimarron County, OK / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Dorothy Kleffman ...
 Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Hodges ...
 Herself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert McCoy ...
 Himself - Resident of Texas County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
Virginia Frantz ...
 Herself - Resident of Beaver County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
R. Douglas Hurt ...
 Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2012)
Pauline Durrett Robertson ...
 Herself - Resident of Potter County, TX (2 episodes, 2012)
Charles Shaw ...
 Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK (2 episodes, 2012)
William Forester ...
 Himself - Son of Harry Forester (2 episodes, 2012)
Shirley Forester McKenzie ...
 Herself - Daughter of Harry Forester / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Forester ...
 Himself - Son of Harry Forester (2 episodes, 2012)
Lorene White ...
 Herself - Resident of Stanton County, KS (2 episodes, 2012)
Trixie Travis Brown ...
 Herself - Lipscomb County, TX / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Sam Arguello ...
 Himself - Resident of Union County, NM (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Caroline Henderson (2 episodes, 2012)
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29 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a decent documentary and if you don't know much about the dust bowl then it will give you a good overview. I was a bit disappointed to find that part 1 was very similar to a television documentary called: 'The American Experience - Surviving the Dust Bowl' and featured much of the same footage and photographs and talking heads. I guess this mini series is four times longer overall so it's a better option if you want a more in depth look at this very sad time in recent north American history. I have to say that I find the music in the background is a bit distracting and often had to rewind bits that I didn't catch because my mind had wandered with the music.


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