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SOUL OF A PEOPLE: WRITING AMERICA'S STORY is the story of the most chaotic and influential publishing venture in history.

In the Great Depression, while hundreds of thousands survived by wielding picks and shovels on WPA jobs, a smaller cadre used pen, paper, and the spirit of invention. Their task: create America's first-ever self-portrait in the WPA guides.

This documentary offers a compelling window into that experience.


Soul of a People DVD

The Latest from the Writers' Pen

Soul of a People is now available on DVD! Available now in stores and also online here! The DVD is $19.99 plus shipping & handling.

The DVD has been released to excellent reviews, including this one at DVD Talk.

Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America -- The film's companion book, written by co-writer and co-producer David Taylor, is also available. You can read more about the book at BookTV.


In Memory of Studs Terkel (1912 - 2008)

To the true voice of the people, from the crew of Soul of a People: Goodbye Studs. We miss you already.


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