The Birth of a Nation, Intermission
The interview with Mike Mashon was a video clip of program 313371-1.
During an intermission of a showing of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation an interview about the film with Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, was shown. The three-hour 1915 silent film was being shown to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its release. The film which traces the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction with a sympathetic view of the southern cause was controversial but technically groundbreaking.
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