3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Removes the dust from your eyes,
This review is from: Ken Burns - The Dust Bowl [Region 2 UK Version] [DVD] (DVD)
I knew only vaguely of the famous Dust Bowl and wanted to learn more about it. This documentary film is nearly 4 hours long (on two discs) without the extended interviews. It doesn't feel like it though. It is probably better to watch it in two seperate sections so it doesn't all blend into one dust cloud.
It's basically a human interest film because you follow the fortunes of 4 or 5 families in seperate counties in different states. They all had different reasons for being there, for leaving, for staying put. They all dealt with it in their own way depending on their own circumstances. It puts the situation in a broader political context and you also learn of the social consequences on those who stayed put and those who left for 'greener pastures' which turned out to be as dark as those they left.
Worth every penny if you have any interest in social history.