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Description: A film sponsored by the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to promote friendly relations with South American countries just before World War II. Stresses the importance of the Good Neighbor Policy and Western Hemisphere cooperation in the face of Europe's disintegration. The first half is an historical summary of Latin America. Postulating that youth will build a new world, the last half considres youth at work, youth at school, health conditions, defense, and ends with a plea for American solidarity.
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Clip #: TFA-60A
Length: 24:00
Year: 1941
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Julien Bryan
Region: South America
Original: 16mm
Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Julien Bryan, map of South America, Andes, Amazonian jungle, man riding horse, pampas, plowing, beach, sunbathers, Aztec ruins, folk dancing, Machu Pichu, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, Santiago, Mexico City, harbor, freighter, cargo ship, lumber, flying boat DC-3 takes off, pilot, Santiago airport, radio towers, telephone operators, Brazilian artist Candido Portinari, Argentine artist Molina Campos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, opera house, book store, Tailspin Tommy, movie theatre, U.S. navy cruiser, sailors, statue Jose San Martin, General O'Higgins, young workers, coffee plantation, banana plantation, sugar cane, llamas, meat packing, printing press, newspapers, ranch corral with horses, sheep herd, copper mine, fishermen with big nets, village market, metal smelting, steel rails, skyscraper construction, airplane mechanic, classroom, girls religious academy, public school children, embroidery, abacus, Villa-Lobos, playground, village well, making tortillas, peasant conductor, jungle, medical college, microscope, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, laboratory, rural clinic, medicine, dentist, nurse, milk station, gauchos on horseback, polo game, rowing, crew racing, soccer, YMCA pool, playing chess, bull fight, corrida, crowd, audience, pato game, bolero, nightclub, can can dancers, folk dancing, indian festival fiesta, Molina Campos debutante party social dancing, military training, exchange students in Washington, DC, rioting crowds, student protestors, pageant

Made for the Federal Government (part of the FDR Good Neighbor Policy). Edited by Pathe News. Julien Bryan was contracted by the FDR administration (Nelson Rockefeller, the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, was in charge of contracting filmmakers to make movies in South America). Americans All was the first film in the series of 23 made by Julien Bryan.

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