chapter  7
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The Dust Bowl on Film

If Lorentz was given a second wind by the Taylor-Lange piece, he was also now in a position to do something about his ambitions to make the great Depression movie. In June 1935, he was appointed motion picture consultant to the new Resettlement Administration. Now he was working for the government, with a budget angled toward promoting the RAdocumenting not only the dire conditions the new agency was setting out to address, but also what was being done about them.2