Back to the Soil
BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Back to the Soil 18 min
Back to the Soil
2014
18 min
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In 1924, Jewish tradesmen in the newly-formed Soviet Union relocated to the Ukraine, Belarus and Crimea to form farming colonies. The film is of a tour to survey the so-called “Agro-Joint colonies” by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, shot during one week in May 1927 by Bill Morrison’s grandfather, James H. Becker.

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