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    1950’s Video About Unsustainable Farming Techniques Film

    An oddly ironic film given the current problems of food shortages and petroleum based farming, Man on the Land is a 1950’s film that champions industrialized farming as the key to breaking free from the bonds of hunger and famine. Originally produced for school children (though now it’s irony and perspective are valuable to all), this animated cartoon follows people’s search for a stable food supply throughout history. The film serves as a powerful example of the unilateral viewpoint of the 50s (and often today) that more power and industry could be applied to food production. Man on the Land is important, entertaining, and fun.