Hands 2 November 2013


Ralph Steiner & Willard Van Dyke, US 1934, 4:00 min

This short film dramatizes the greater economic value of hands put to work by the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency that employed millions of peopleto carry out public works projects. A series of hands in close-up first represents inactivity, then turns to labour and the handling of money.

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