Ida Rupp Public Library will show “The Dust Bowl: a film by Ken Burns” in two parts on Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Dust Bowl, a four-hour documentary, chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world.
It was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The documentary includes vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, to bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us.
This program is free of charge. Call 419-732-3212 to register for The Dust Bowl showings.