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USA, 1950 (MIFF 1953, Religious Films)

Director: William Beaudine

Migrants living on the outskirts of a typical United States community in a slum area are the subject matter. Townsmen become aroused when children from the bad area are permitted to attend public schools. Public animosity is stirred up by the alleged possibility of disease and uncleanliness spreading to the taxpayers' children. Eventually their attorney makes a personal investigation and introduces a plan devised through the work and faith of his daughter and one of the migrant families. His daughter arouses him from his smug feeling and makes plain the sociological facts behind the problem. Although the setting is America, the problem depicted in the film is similar to many such problems encountered in Australia. Its usefulness is considerably strengthened by a Spoken preface and explanation by the person screening it.

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