Nieuwe Gronden 2 November 2013

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Nieuwe Gronden (New Earth)
Joris Ivens, NL 1934, 28:00 min

Ivens’ legendary film, with music by Hanns Eisler, documents the great effort of draining the Zuiderzee. The film’s ending was expected to show the first harvest from newly created land. But in the face of the world economic crisis, the men who had built the dam became unemployed, and the surplus grain was dumped into the sea.

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