Dorothea Lange: Under the Trees (1965)

Genres - History, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Dorothea Lange: Under the Trees documents the work of a photographer whose pictures often captured a slice of America's dark history. This short documentary focuses on Lange's one-woman exhibit that spanned 50 years and countless tragedies. From the displacement of poor families during the Great Depression to the cruel interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Lange's scenes evoked a nation in crisis. She died in 1965, the same year the film was produced. It was made as a legacy to her unflinching observance of the human spirit.

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artist, exhibit, human-spirit, observations, photography, retrospective, social-commentary