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General orders no. 9 / director, writer, Robert Persons.

Persons, Robert. (Added Author). Davidson, William. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 72 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : New Video : 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Robert Persons.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, William Davidson.
Summary, etc.:
Man's relentless advance into the natural landscape is viewed with a poetic eye in this "experimental documentary" from filmmaker Robert Persons. General Orders No. 9 was shot in a territory that follows the Mississippi River through Alabama and Mississippi into Georgia, and charts the slow, inexorable transformation from a wilderness into its current state as settlers arrive, the land is mapped and charted, the territory becomes a town, towns grow into cities, and the once-untouched earth is changed forever. The film incorporates vintage photographs and film footage, original maps, plans for buildings, and other similar images along with new material to create a striking portrait of what was gained and what was lost over the course of two centuries in the American South. The first feature film from Robert Persons, General Orders No. 9 was an official selection at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, where it received a special award for cinematography.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Southern States.
United States > History > 1865-

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