Join us at the East Cobb Library to watch a 40-minute DVD screener of "The Dust Bowl," a documentary series by Ken Burns. This documentary schornicles the environmental catastrophe that, during the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The documentary includes vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom-seen movie footage, to bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us - a lesson we ignore at our peril.
"The Dust Bowl" will air November 18 and 19, 2012, from 8-10 pm EST on PBS. For more information, please visit The Dust Bowl's website at http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Marietta, GA 30068
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