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Projections of America (2014)

PG
52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin headed up a secret film unit that sought to redefine America in the eyes of the world during the darkest days of World War II. The filmmakers created powerful short documentaries that showed...See moreAcademy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin headed up a secret film unit that sought to redefine America in the eyes of the world during the darkest days of World War II. The filmmakers created powerful short documentaries that showed America's strength not through images of tanks, but in portraits of farmers, school children and window washers. The "Projections of America" films were brilliant, moving portraits of America that were unlike any films ever made before, but seventy years later they are forgotten, hidden away in government archives. Narrated by John Lithgow, PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA tells the dramatic story of Riskin and his team, and the risks they took to project a profoundly democratic vision of the nation that would soon emerge as the most powerful on earth. Written by anonymous See less
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Amy Carey (as Amy Linton)
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Jul 22, 2015 (United States)

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23 cast members
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John Lithgow
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Victoria Riskin
Herself, Robert Riskin's daughter Herself, Robert Riskin's daughter   See fewer
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Ian Scott
Himself, historian Himself, historian   See fewer
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Kenneth Turan
Himself, film critic, Los Angeles Times Himself, film critic, Los Angeles Times   See fewer
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Robert Riskin Jr.
Himself, Robert Riskin's son Himself, Robert Riskin's son   See fewer
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Susan Riskin
Herself, Fay Wray's daughter Herself, Fay Wray's daughter   See fewer
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David W. Rintels
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Marja Roholl
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Robert E. Sherwood
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Aram Boyajian
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Cecile Starr
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Arturo Toscanini
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Michel Ollivier
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Stéphane Lamarche
Himself, author of 'La Normandie américaine' Himself, author of 'La Normandie américaine'   See fewer
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Bill Streeter
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Klaus Riemer
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Heinz Meder
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Margit Cohn Siebner
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Paul Le Goupil
Himself - La Résistance française Himself - La Résistance française   See fewer
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Robert Riskin
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Fay Wray
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8.1 / 10 | 18 votes