World Fair, a Documentary About the 1939 New York World's Fair Including Vintage Footage

In 2013, filmmaker Amanda Murray created this amazing 20-minute documentary titled World Fair about the 1939 New York World's Fair in Queens.

Using sparkling, rare, colour film footage – itself a brand-new technology at the time – the US director Amanda Murray mines the memories of several people who attended the New York World’s Fair in 1939. With war raging abroad and Depression-era poverty ubiquitous at home, they escaped into the ‘absolutely, shockingly beautiful’ dreamworld of the event, if only for a day.

Check out the documentary's website to learn more about the film.

via Aeon

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