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The City and Men and Dust

Produced for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, The City (33 minutes) is a call to rebuild America’s cities in the form of planned communities.  Featuring a beautiful music score by Aaron Copland, and based on an original story outline by American documentary pioneer Pare Lorentz, The City describes the change-over from the American village of the early 1800s to the industrialized cities of 100 years later.  Man and Dust (1940; 16 minutes)is an experimental film that dramatizes the living conditions in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas which contributed to a high rate of respiratory illness among lead and zinc miners of the area.  The film was recently selected by the Library of Congress to the 2014 National Film Registry.  This screening is presented in partnership with the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. 

Categories: Free, Film, History

Event Venue

National Archives and Records Administration- William G. McGowan Theater

700 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20408
Phone: 202-357-5000
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
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