Boom or Bust


Boom and Bust - America's Journey on the Erie Canal (31m, U S A)
dir. by Paul Wagner, Steve Zeitlin

A meditation on economic cycles and the American Dream.
The film surveys the macro-economics of industrial expansion
and decline along the Erie Canal, and examines its impact
on the lives of workers in steel, grain, textiles and shipping.
In the wake of economic collapse, can the people of
America's cities find meaning and worth?