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.
Something wrong with this post? Let us know!