Once ravaged by flooding, poverty and isolation, this 80,000 square-mile region of the Tennessee Valley has been transformed into one of the most desirable places to live in the nation today. This documentary chronicles the creation of the TVA, which mobilized an entire nation to lift the South from the grip of the Great Depression. Starting from FDR’s signature of the TVA Act of 1933 to its current impact on the lives of the people in the Tennessee Valley, we are invited into the life of the TVA, a symbol of the American nation. Directed by Sean and Andrea Fine. Produced for Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated.
Introduced by Tom Nastick, Public Programs Producer, National Archives. Discussion with filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine follows screening.