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Genre  Drama, History
Cinematography  Paul Strand
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Language  English
6.3/10 IMDb

Music director  Marc Blitzstein
Cast  Paul Robeson
Country  United States
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Director  Paul Strand, Leo Hurwitz
Release date  11 May 1942
Writer  Leo Hurwitz, Ben Maddow, Paul Strand
Similar movies  American Dream (1990)

Native Land is a 1942 documentary film directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand.

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A combination of a documentary format and staged reenactments, the film depicted the struggle of trade unions against union-busting corporations, their spies and contractors. It was based on the 1938 report of the La Follette Committee's investigation of the repression of labor organizing.

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Famous African-American singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson participated as an off-screen narrator and vocalist.

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Cast

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  • Paul Robeson as Narrator and vocalist (voice)
  • Fred Johnson as Fred Hill, a farmer
  • Mary George as Hill's wife
  • John Rennick as Hill's son
  • Amelia Romano as Window scrubber
  • Houseley Stevenson as White sharecropper
  • Louis Grant as Black sharecropper
  • James Hanney as Mack, Union president
  • Howard Da Silva as Jim, an informer
  • Art Smith as Harry Carlyle
  • John Marley as Thug with crowbar
  • Restoration and re-release

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    A restored version of the film was released in 2011. The film was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, funded by the Packard Humanities Institute.

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    The new print was made “from the original 35mm nitrate picture negative, a 35mm safety duplicate negative, and a 35mm safety up-and-down track negative.”

    The restoration premiered at the UCLA Festival of Preservation on March 26, 2011 and was screened at other North American cities in 2011 including Vancouver.

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