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Ratings & Reviews

  1. ronny's rating of the film The Plow That Broke the Plains

    another strong documentary from Pale Lorentz, but again like "The River" is short-sighted and incomplete. still worth watching, but the greater Dust Bowl documentary is of course by Ken Burns.

  2. knockkneed's rating of the film The Plow That Broke the Plains

    rather beautiful photography

  3. msmichel's rating of the film The Plow That Broke the Plains

    Short documentary made in 1936 for the government that far surpasses its orginal intent. A brief but informative take on the transformation of the grasslands between 1880 and 1935. From Indian land populated with the buffalo, to the early settling years combating drought, to the 'new deal' years and the prosperity of the WW1 years and finally the dust bowl drought period which found the land being abandoned.