June 13, 2009

Video review: the plow that broke the plains, social condition series 2

This film documented the conditions in the U.S. Great Plains area. The conditions were very similar if not identical to those in the Canadian prairies, an area known as the Palliser Triangle.

It was those conditions that forged many changes in the dirty thirties.
This film criticises capitalism and its destruction of the environment. Capitalism and market driven practices drove the collapse of the environment to the point that the soil blew away and created the "dust bowl". Many people became environmental and economic refugees from this region.

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