Best Documentary Movies of 1947
School in the Mailbox
In Australia, children live in the Outback, too far from others to travel to any school. The Australian government has a school with no student only teachers that correspond with their pupils and teach those children at their own pace.
Documentary about the U.S. Air Force's P-47 Thunderbolt bomber's role in the Italian Campaign.
A look at a family living in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1940's and what it's like working in the pottery factories that Stoke is famous for.
The Impossible Map
Development in long-range travel and the growing importance of the Arctic and Antarctic regions make it necessary to understand how maps may be misleading. Experiments with a grapefruit illustrate the difficulty of presenting a true picture of the world on a flat surface and it is concluded that the globe is the most accurate way of representing the earth.
The World Is Rich
Examination of the problems of world food distribution following WWII, outlining steps underway to deal with the problems.
Rolling the Freight
Film on the movement of material from the Chicago and Northwestern System.
A documentary about how trading goods with the rest of the world works to help the UK economy after WWII.
Munich - Capital of Bavaria
Documentary film shot by Howard Triest in 1947.
To Hear Your Banjo Play
A short film about Pete Seeger and the birth of banjo music throughout the Southern United States.