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South America As Neighbor And Ally During World War II - 3 Hours Of Archival Footage On 1 All Regions DVD!
BRAZIL AT WAR (1943, 9:39)
An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind documentary of the life of a typical Japanese middleclass family, filmed earlier the same year as the Pearl Harbor attack.
BRAZIL GETS THE NEWS (1942, 10:01)
In an attempt to curry Brazil's favor and garner her support for war against the Axis, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs.sponsored & produced this propaganda piece on the alleged "free press" operating under the auspices of the country's dictator, President Vargas.
GOOD NEIGHBOR FAMILY (1943, 16:49)
Here the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs makes a comparison between the U.S. and the rest of the Americas in an effort to establish that the Americas as a whole would do well to allow U. S. industry in particular into each respective American country to help bring about that burgeoning buorgeoisie that U.S. venture capitalism delivers.
GRACIAS AMIGOS (1944, 15:42)
The U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs back at it again, this time to make clear just how much of a material contribution South America was making to the supply needs of the United States, particularly important after so much of those supplies, most particularly rubber, were lost to America after Asia fell to the Japanese.
HOUSING IN CHILE: ONE GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO PROVIDE BETTER HOMES (1943, 18:11)
Another U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs production supposing to provide an accurate description of life in general and housing in particular in a country whose support during the war the U. S. wished to guarantee.
LIMA FAMILY (1944, 18:09)
The Office of Inter-American Affairs once again resolved to give the American people a rosy picture of life in the Americas,, but when the subject matter is an upper class Peruvian family and the opulent life they lead, it is not necessary to augment any details. Interesting & informative!
LIMA (1944, 15:37
Another Office of Inter-American Affairs production, this time concentrating on the history and notable features of the capital of Peru.
ROADS SOUTH (1943, 17:16)
In keeping with their mission to give a positive view of America's neighbors to the citizenry, the Office of Inter-American Affairs continues their filmed quest with this analysis of the road & air transportation capabilities of Latin America in general.
THE SILENT WAR: COLUMBIA'S FIGHT AGAINST YELLOW FEVER (1945, 9:58)
The Spanish Flu epidemic which immediately followed the end of World War I taught the world that contagious disease was in fact a deadlier killer than warfare itself, and just as important to prevent. When Yellow Fever broke out in Columbia during the Second World War, the nation was thoroughly mobilized to fight the menace. This film documents that effort and the importance of that effort to the cause of the Allies in particular and the world in general.
YOUNG URUGUAY (1943, 17:08)
The U.S. O.C.I.A. returns, this time to document how the youth of neutral Uruguay were on the march toward better education, health, living conditions and opportunity. Whether or not these things were strictly accurate under the military dictatorship the country lived under was another matter, but the importance of good relations between the U.S. & Uruguay was very real at that time.
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