UPDATE: An American Family (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Sayanti Ganguly

Area: An American Family=0A=0AOn January 11th 1973, PBS aired the first of =
a twelve-part series entitled An American Family. The groundbreaking docume=
ntary chronicled the day to day experiences of the Loud family from Santa B=
arbara, California. Mixing techniques of Direct Cinema and Cinema V=E9rit=
=E9, the filmmakers explored many of the issues that concerned Americans du=
ring the turbulent decade of the 1970s. Two of the important themes they ex=
plored were the crumbling of the American Dream and the breakdown of the Am=
erican Family. The series was viewed by over ten million viewers and attrac=
ted considerable controversy. We are inviting submissions on all aspects of=
 this pioneering documentary. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2006.=
=0A =0AThe Film and History League conference details can be found at =0Aw=
ww.filmandhistory.org. The meeting focuses on =93The Documentary Tradition=
=94 and will run from 8-12 November, 2006 in the Dolce Conference Center ne=
ar the DFW airport. A spectrum of other areas will evolve on the web site =
over time,=0Abut there are now over 30 subject areas listed.=0A =0ASend all=
 inquires and proposals to: =0ASayanti Ganguly=0A205 Morrill Hall=0ADepartm=
ent of English=0AOklahoma State University=0AStillwater 74078=0ASayanti.gan=
guly_at_rediffmail.com=0A(918) 557 2053=0A =A0=0A

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