Paul Strand Film Series
dir. Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, US, 1942, 16mm, b/w, 80 min.
In 1936 Strand was a founding member of the
collective, Frontier Films, a group that sought to produce
politically-progressive and aesthetically-innovative films. Their masterpiece
was Native Land, the group’s only feature-length film. Co-directed
by Strand and Leo Hurwitz, the film is a dramatized account of civil liberties
violations uncovered by the Senate Civil Liberties Committee in the 1930s, and
was a groundbreaking effort in the history of documentary filmmaking.