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When Work is Done

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Description During the War, people from rural parts of the country moved to cities to take advantage of new jobs available at factories, shipyards, and other plants. This film promotes ways toward a healthy transition during wartime as these new communities expanded and grew. "Showing how the people of Sylacauga (Ala.) provided recreation for war worker who had come to work and live there." ("Current Film News," Educational Screen, December, 1943, 404). By highlighting this community as an exemplar, the film demonstrates how to welcome new members of a town, be it at work, at lunchtime, or in after work recreational activities such as dances, sports, and more.

Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
The Division of Recreation, Office of Community War Services, Federal Security Agency
Contributor The War Activities Committee of The Motion Picture Industry: Exhibited and Distributed by
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 09:04
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Sylacauga, Alabama