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Trailer for the documentary Milk in the Land.

Milk has long been considered a staple of the American diet, the perfect food, a pure gift of nature. This quirky and entertaining documentary examines the relationship between the popular drink and culture, revealing how milk became America's staple beverage as well as a powerful symbol of American patriotism and progress. Milk in the Land surveys the role of milk throughout American history, politics and popular culture-from government price support programs, links with eugenics and political scandals, to infant feeder collector conventions and cow beauty contests. The film imaginatively blends archival footage, period graphics, animation, stop-motion and time-lapse photography, commercials, cartoons, WWII propaganda films, newspaper clippings, and apposite quotations (from Al Capone, Richard Nixon and Groucho Marx to Martin Luther and Gilbert and Sullivan), interspersed between idyllic scenes of mist-shrouded pastoral landscapes with grazing cows.

Duration
3 min 16 sec

Views
8,471

Posted On
March 21, 2012
Director
Ariana Gerstein

Writer
Ariana Gerstein

Studio
Independent

Release
October 10, 2009
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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