DAY THE COLD WAR CAME HOME, THE

DAY THE COLD WAR CAME HOME, THE

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1475
    Format: DVD

    In October 1947, screenwriter Gordon Kahn was one of those subpoenaed to appear before the House on Un-American Activities Committee which was investigating `communist subversion' of the film industry. He was subsequently blacklisted and never worked in the film industry again. Using family photos, archival footage, news clippings, feature film excerpts and interviews, his son Tony provides a poignant, child's eye view of how the blacklist affected his family, subjecting them to years of persecution, bigotry, fear and paranoia, simply because their father was felt to have the `wrong political ideas.'

    Produced by Tony Kahn
    1988, 21 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $50

    * Silver Apple, National Educational Film Festival
    * Gold Medal, International Film & TV Festival of New York
    * Booklist Nonprint Editor's Choice 1988
    * Special Achievement Award, Association of Visual Communicators
    * Emmy/Best Cultural Documentary
    * National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (New England Chapter)

    "...a vivid reminder of the fragility of freedom, even in a democratic society. An excellent purchase for academic and public libraries."--Library Journal

    "A moving, well-created video...a fine film for general audiences, American studies, history, and film collections. Highly recommended."--Choice (American Library Association)



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