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The great film director Gordon Parks narrates this journey through the history of film, from the first photograph in 1826 made by Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niepce; the heyday of the Daguerreotype plate photograph; the great American Civil War Daguerreotypes by Matthew Brady and others; the emergence of the Polaroid, Eastman and Land enhancements of the photographic process; the arrival of motion pictures through the Edison process and others; the evolution of the documentary film made possible by the WPA; the emergence on the propaganda film on one hand and the coming-of-age of the modern war photographer whose images had the power to affect politics and public opinion; the power of investigative journalism made possible by the camera bringing images out of sight into the public consciousness; the newsreel serial and print magazine phenomenon that film made possible; and more! And excellent installment of the American Documents series. * Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In All Regions DVD Format! (49 Minutes, 1976, Color)