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The great famine [videorecording] / co-produced by Melissa S. Martin ; written & produced by Austin Hoyt ; directed by Austin Hoyt, Aisiyuak Yumagulov ; an Austin Hoyt Productions film for American experience ; WGBH.

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Language:
English. Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
[Widescreen format]. - [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2011]
Format:
  • Video
  • 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Title Variation:
Great famine
Note:
Based on the book "The big show in Bololand" by Bertrand M. Patenaude. Originally broadcast April 11, 2011 as an episode of the television show American experience on PBS. "Soviet Russia was a nation dying for help when America answered the call"--Container.
Contents:
  • Russia's plea for help
  • American relief arrives
  • Enlisting Russia's help
  • Railroads delay relief
  • Saving a nation.
Production Credits:
Edited by Jon Neuberger ; original music by Michael Bacon ; cameras, Riyas Iskhakov and Stephen McCarthy.
Participant:
Narrator, David Ogden Stiers.
Summary:
When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, 'The Great Humanitarian' Herbert Hoover, an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit, and generosity.
Audience:
Not rated.
Format:
DVD NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Contributor:
Martin, Melissa. Producer
Hoyt, Austin Author of screenplay
Yumagulov, Aisiyuak. Director
Stiers, David Ogden Narrator
Bacon, Michael, 1948- Composer
Iskhakov, Riyas. Cinematographer
McCarthy, Stephen (Cinematographer)
Patenaude, Bertrand M., 1956-
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Austin Hoyt Productions.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Related Work:
American experience (Television program)
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781608833993
1608833992
Publisher No.:
AMX62306 PBS Distribution

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