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Orchids and Other Flora of Tropical America

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Description Described as a film portraying "twenty types of orchids and other flora of South and Central America and the conditions under which they grow" (U.S. Government Films, U.S. Office of Education, 1954, 134), its underlying subject is enchantment with the projected image itself. The color palette of Kodachrome reversal film is on display, capturing the faces of young women posed with exotic tropical flowers. The natural riches of Latin America --cacao, mangoes, coffee--are presented for the delectation of audiences to the north. Along with the catalog of short, documentary subjects, this film produced by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American affairs contributes to the campaign to affect popular opinion toward a spirit of allegiance and neighborly-ness between the nations of the Americas.
Creator United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
The National Geographic Society
Contributor Luis Marden : photographed by
Date Issued 1942
Duration 00:10:43
Color/Black & White Color
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.