Native Land
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Native Land
The exigencies of the first Hollywood "Red Scare", fomented by the Martin Dies committee, prompted the US Senate Civil Liberties Committee to produce Native Land, a 1942 paean to the Four Freedoms. Narrated by Paul Robeson, the film employs a cast of familiar if not stellar character actors in a story of how certain enemies within the US have done their best to suppress their fellow citizens' rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and freedom from want. The villains are the usual run of fat-cat capitalists, bigoted "patriots" and… More

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"If you subscribe, as I do, to the notion that the most "dated" films are often the ones that have the most to teach us about their respective periods, you shouldn't miss this singular work."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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