An Exploration of the New Deal and Its Impact on
the Lifes of Depression Era Tennessee.
The TVA Was a program created in 1933 to help lift that region
of the country out of poverty via a massive construction and power
project that has affected that region of the country for decades
- touching on everything from power generation to farming and agriculture.
The film The Valley of the Tennessee shot in the 1940s explores
the changes that took place in the area during the early years of
this massive government sponsored project. This documentary shows
the horrid conditions of farmers in this area and how their levelihood
was impacted by torrential floods and poor farming practices. It
shows how TVA came in and solved these problems by constructing
a series of dams to control the flooding situation and improve the
lot of the farmers in the area.
The total run time of this film is 29 minutes.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD