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3.7
32 Ratings

The River

Directed by Pare Lorentz
United States, 1938
Short, Documentary

Synopsis

A short Depression-era documentary describing the importance of the Mississippi River. It laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress, and focuses especially on the impact this has had on impoverished farmers.

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The River Directed by Pare Lorentz

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1938 | Winner: Best Documentary

National Film Preservation Board

1990 | Winner: National Film Registry

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