Welcome to Our Site!
Please enjoy our web site.
We suggest you stop first in the section on the making of
the classic 1940 documentary Power and the Land.
In addition to an abundance of historical photographs and
streaming video interviews, this web segment includes original
essays, published for the first time on this very web site.
These include such topics as rural electrification and women
and technology and biographical essays on Pare Lorentz,
Douglas Moore, Stephen Vincent Benet, Arthur Ornitz, Lora
Hays, and Joris Ivens. Then we’ll share with you in
another segment how we made Power for the Parkinsons.
We will also introduce you to our second documentary –
a sequel film - The Parkinsons: 1940-2005.
Please note that to maintain a standard
of high quality resolution, the streaming videos should
be accessed using a high-speed (cable) modem. We have not
provided a separate dial-up link for the streaming of these
videos. We discovered that these files (in order to accommodate
the lower modem speed) required a degree of compression
that we felt unsatisfactorily compromise the quality of
their resolution and color. While it is possible for someone
to load them using a dial up connection, this will take
a good deal of time and may not play properly. If you have
a dial-up modem, we respectfully suggest trying to access
our web site through a public library, or (if you are students
or faculty) through your high-speed college or university
network. We apologize for any inconvenience here, but we
want our visitors to this web site to have a first-class
trip. With the exception of the streaming video, all other
features of the web site should easily available with a
dial up connection.