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Orchids and Other Flora of Tropical America
Date
1942
Main contributors
United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; The National Geographic Society
Summary
Described as a film portraying "twenty types of orchids and other flora of South and Central America and the conditions under which they grow" (U.S. Government Films, U.S. Office of Education, 1954, 134), its underlying subject is enchantment with the projected image itself. The color palette of Kodachrome reversal film is on display, capturing the faces of young women posed with exotic tropical flowers. The natural riches of Latin America --cacao, mangoes, and coffee--are presented for the delectation of audiences to the north. One of many similarly-styled productions in the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs catalog of short, documentary subjects, this film contributes to the war era campaign to sway popular opinion toward a spirit of allegiance and neighborly-ness between the nations of the Americas.
Contributor
Luis Marden : photographed by
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (11 min.) : sound, color ; 16 mm