Soul of a People: Writing America's Story
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Soul of a People: Writing America's Story
Students of American history are well acquainted with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, and in this documentary filmmaker Andrea Kalin offers a detailed look a perhaps lesser-known components of the Works Progress Administration. The Federal Writer's project was an arts program founded under the WPA with the goal of producing informative content for state travel guides. It was a time not too different from our own: in the wake of the stock market crash, unemployment skyrocketed and desperate families began looking to the government for help. Unemployed writers hired as part… More

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"A riveting attempt at recreating the trouble-plagued history of the government-funded arts program through the words of those who were there."
‑ Rodger Jacobs, PopMatters
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