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World Fair

World Fair
24:23 | 2013

Categories: Documentary, History, Shorts

This short documentary film explores personal memory and amateur cinematography through a singular, spectacular event: the 1939 New York World's Fair. On the heels of the Great Depression and with war mounting overseas, millions of people traveled to a former ash dump in Queens, New York, to catch a fleeting glimpse of a better future. WORLD FAIR weaves together the memories of former fairgoers - now in their eighties and nineties - with vibrant archival footage, transporting viewers to the futuristic and hopeful realm of the 1939 New York World's Fair. As a meditation on the ways we remember and preserve the past, WORLD FAIR celebrates the stories contained in photographs and home movies, in illustrations, and in the objects we collect and save.

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y********m
December 11, 2016
Great movie! I finally watched it online in HQ. I figured some of you guys would want to watch it too! ;) Here is the site where I watched it: http://bit.ly/2fCFAsX Thumbs up if it worked for you New Movies => http://bit.ly/2fCFAsX

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k********m
October 29, 2015
A+
Amazing short film!!

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w********m
September 28, 2015
A+
I loved this film. Hearing all the different people give their personal impressions of the fair was wonderful. Hearing about their first glimpse of it or how it changed the way they thought or gave them a boost at the end of the depression. It was wonderful. Seeing their films in color was great too! I didn't expect there to be many (or any) color images so that was great too.

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