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Marshall Plan Filmography (MPF)

Film Details
Filmography Code: CAL-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.00044
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT (on VT 306.00017). Also on VM 1057
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description: Sound (English), b&w, 12 min. Land reform in one of Italy's poorest regions, Calabria, at the foot of the peninsula. How an Italian initiative, "Opera Sila," using American aid funds, reclaims the land and sells it to peasant cooperatives. Those who work the land are offered farm machines by lot (to avoid political favoritism), equipment they can pay for through long-term, low-cost loans. They also receive seed for the first planting and livestock, as well as expert instruction. Dams for water control and irrigation, and construction of new roads to market are part of the scheme. 1950. Produced by Pino Giemini, Rome, for ECA Italy. NARA ref. copy: VT. Find on VT 306.00017. Also: better video on VM (Video Master) 1057, but with time code burned in.
Roster: Marshall Plan Filmography
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