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World of Plenty

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Description This 1943 film by documentarian Paul Rotha uses found footage and animated diagrams to discuss the production, distribution, and consumption of food; the prewar problems of overproduction and the anomaly of glutted markets and hungry people; the control exercised over production and distribution during World War II; and to offer a picture of what might be done in the postwar period.
Creator Paul Rotha Productions
Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Contributor Eric Knight: writer
Isotype Institute: diagrams
William Alwyn: music
Miles Malleson: additional dialogue
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 44:42
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.
Geographic Coverage U.S.
London, England