American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam

Overview

Men and women who lived and worked at the Grand Coulee Dam in the depths of the Great Depression recount their experiences as part of a project that helped pull America out of a dark financial and emotional time. Though the mile-long structure would become the largest hydroelectric power-producing facility of its time, there was no shortness of negative consequences, particularly those felt by the Native American population forced to watch their food source dwindle, and their sacred spaces destroyed. As a ...
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Overview

Men and women who lived and worked at the Grand Coulee Dam in the depths of the Great Depression recount their experiences as part of a project that helped pull America out of a dark financial and emotional time. Though the mile-long structure would become the largest hydroelectric power-producing facility of its time, there was no shortness of negative consequences, particularly those felt by the Native American population forced to watch their food source dwindle, and their sacred spaces destroyed. As a counterpoint to those responsible for making the project great, Native peoples offer unique insight into the environmental impact that can accompany technological achievement. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • UPC: 841887016599
  • Original Release: 2012
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,717

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Murphy Voice Only
Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director
Lauren Defilippo Associate Producer
Amanda Pollack Producer
Amanda Pollak Producer
Rob Rapley Original Story
Peter Rundquist Score Composer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Andrew Young Cinematographer
Adam Zucker Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam
1. The Biggest Thing on Earth [13:47]
2. Breaking Ground [11:40]
3. Taming the Mighty Columbia [15:18]
4. Sacrifices Made [14:37]
5. "The Dam That Won the War" [10:46]
6. The Columbia Basin Project [15:24]
7. End Credits [2:02]
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