A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.
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Series cast summary:
Dorothy Williamson Dorothy Williamson ...  Herself - Resident of Prowers County, CO 4 episodes, 2012
Donald Worster Donald Worster ...  Himself - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Timothy Egan ...  Himself - Writer 4 episodes, 2012
Calvin Crabill Calvin Crabill ...  Himself - Resident of Prowers County, CO 4 episodes, 2012
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg Pamela Riney-Kehrberg ...  Herself - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Imogene Glover Imogene Glover ...  Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Wayne Lewis Wayne Lewis ...  Himself - Resident of Beaver County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Robert McCoy Robert McCoy ...  Himself - Resident of Texas County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Charles Shaw Charles Shaw ...  Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
R. Douglas Hurt R. Douglas Hurt ...  Himself - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Pauline Hodges Pauline Hodges ...  Herself - Resident of Beaver County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Clarence Beck Clarence Beck ...  Himself - Residen of Cimarron County, OK / ... 4 episodes, 2012
William Forester William Forester ...  Himself - Son of Harry Forester 4 episodes, 2012
Dorothy Kleffman Dorothy Kleffman ...  Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Pauline Durrett Robertson Pauline Durrett Robertson ...  Herself - Resident of Potter County, TX 4 episodes, 2012
Trixie Travis Brown Trixie Travis Brown ...  Herself - Lipscomb County, TX / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Robert Forester Robert Forester ...  Himself - Son of Harry Forester 4 episodes, 2012
Shirley Forester McKenzie Shirley Forester McKenzie ...  Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Lorene White Lorene White ...  Herself - Resident of Stanton County, KS 4 episodes, 2012
Sam Arguello Sam Arguello ...  Himself - Resident of Union County, NM 4 episodes, 2012
Carolyn McCormick ...  Caroline Henderson 4 episodes, 2012
Peter Coyote ...  Himself - Narrator 4 episodes, 2012
Don Wells Don Wells ...  Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK 4 episodes, 2012
Floyd Coen Floyd Coen ...  Himself - Resident of Morton County, KS 4 episodes, 2012
Pauline Robertson Pauline Robertson ...  Herself - Resident of Union County, NM 4 episodes, 2012
Kristy Patterson Kristy Patterson ...  Thanks 4 episodes, 2012
Dale Coen Dale Coen ...  Himself - Resident of Morton County, KS 3 episodes, 2012
Irene Beck Hauer Irene Beck Hauer ...  Herself - Resident of Cimarron County, CO 3 episodes, 2012
Louise Forester Briggs Louise Forester Briggs ...  Herself - Resident of Texas County, OK 3 episodes, 2012
Ina K. Labrier Ina K. Labrier ...  Herself - Resident of Prowers County, CO 3 episodes, 2012
Millard Fowler Millard Fowler ...  Himself - Resident of Cimarron County, OK 3 episodes, 2012
Amy Madigan ...  Sanora Babb 3 episodes, 2012
Patricia Clarkson ...  Hazel Lucas Shaw 3 episodes, 2012
Kevin Conway Kevin Conway ...  Ernie Pyle 3 episodes, 2012
Virginia Frantz 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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English

Release Date:

18 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dust Bowl See more »

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Florentine Films, WETA See more »
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Color
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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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Medicine Bow
Written by Peter Ostroushko
From Sacred Heart (Red House Records)
© 2000 Sluz Duz Publishing (BMI)
2000 Red House Records, Inc.
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not bad
29 December 2012 | by phesboySee 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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