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Projections of America (2014)

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin headed up a secret film unit that sought to redefine America in the eyes of the world during the darkest days of World War II. The ... See full summary »

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Peter Miller

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Peter Miller
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John Lithgow ... Narrator (voice)
Victoria Riskin ... Herself, Robert Riskin's daughter
Ian Scott Ian Scott ... Himself, historian
Kenneth Turan Kenneth Turan ... Himself, film critic, Los Angeles Times
Robert Riskin Jr. Robert Riskin Jr. ... Himself, Robert Riskin's son
Susan Riskin Susan Riskin ... Herself, Fay Wray's daughter
David W. Rintels David W. Rintels ... Himself
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Marja Roholl Marja Roholl ... Herself, historian, University of Amsterdam
Robert E. Sherwood Robert E. Sherwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Aram Boyajian Aram Boyajian ... Himself
Cecile Starr Cecile Starr ... Herself, film historian
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Arturo Toscanini ... Himself (archive footage)
Michel Ollivier Michel Ollivier ... Himself, resident of Normandy, France
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Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin headed up a secret film unit that sought to redefine America in the eyes of the world during the darkest days of World War II. The filmmakers created powerful short documentaries that showed America's strength not through images of tanks, but in portraits of farmers, school children and window washers. The "Projections of America" films were brilliant, moving portraits of America that were unlike any films ever made before, but seventy years later they are forgotten, hidden away in government archives. Narrated by John Lithgow, PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA tells the dramatic story of Riskin and his team, and the risks they took to project a profoundly democratic vision of the nation that would soon emerge as the most powerful on earth. Written by anonymous

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March 2015 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Heijastuksia sotavuosien Amerikasta See more »

Filming Locations:

Cummington, Massachusetts, USA

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