RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 173973727 LA Silent with music and English intertitles. T1 Treasures III social issues in American film, 1900-1934 A1 Simmon, Scott., Marks, Martin Miller., American Mutoscope and Biograph Company., Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Essanay Film Manufacturing Co., Universal Film Manufacturing Company., Ford Motion Picture Laboratories., Associated Screen News Ltd., Realart Pictures Corp., Hearst Metrotone News, Inc., Mutual Film Corporation., Kalem Company., Vitagraph Company of America., United States., Extension Service., Pathé Frères (U.S.), Rothacker Film Manufacturing Co., United States Steel Corporation., Biograph Company., General Film Company., National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.), Image Entertainment (Firm), PB National Film Preservation Foundation ; Distributed by Image Entertainment PP [San Francisco, CA]; Chatsworth, CA YR 2007 SN 0974709948 9780974709949 AB In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice.