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2 DVD Set
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History Of World Travel
 Wheels Across South America  (2004)
[Model A2Z-DVD-00163] [UPC 882012500163]
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A great travelogue providing an insight to the South American people and their culture.

Take A Journey From Lima To Rio!

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See Mountains, Jungles And Indigenous People!

Check Out More Than Two Hours Of Fascinating
Rare Footage Of South America In The First Half Of
The 20th Century!



Wheels Across South America! See The Difference Between Lives
In The US And South America 60 Years Ago!

One of the most fascinating clips on History of Travel: Wheels Across South America is one that demonstrates the similarities and differences between life in the US and life in South America in the 1940s. It will teach you not only about their culture but also educate you about where America has been and where it is going! This is a must have for any student of contemporary culture!

See Lives As They Were Lived In South America In The
1940s In This Incredible Collection Of Black And White
And Color Films!

 The clips on this unprecedented 2-DVD set were made by some of the best documentary producers of the era including Julien Bryan, Documentary Film Productions, U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs and the National Geographic Society.

These films give you an amazing cross section of the variety of cultures that span the South American continent. Among others you will see:

  • Historic images of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital and highest big city in the world.
  • The contrast between the lives of Americans and Brazilians.
  • Footage detailing progressive educational measures in Uruguay.
  • An educational travelogue about Brazil.
  • Historical and modern views of Lima.
  • A documentary about a military-style mobilization against yellow fever.
  • A mid-century portrait of Belo Horizonte in southeastern Brazil.
  • Much, much more!

    This 2-DVD Set Is A True Piece Of History!

    Delve into the history, people and vistas of South America! Here is a complete list of the beautiful clips you will enjoy on this 2-DVD set:



    La Paz
    This lovely travelogue on La Paz, the administrative seat of Bolivia’s government was made by the government of Bolivia and focuses on cultural diversity and economic development. Because La Paz is the highest city in the world, you are treated to beautiful views!

    Producer: Julien Bryan
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs
    Year: 1943
    Length: 00:16:14
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    La Paz

    Good Neighbor Family
    This clip attempts to show the similarities and differences between the lives of Americans and Brazilians, and implies that most South Americans live like those in Brazil – even though most of South America speaks a different language! The film starts with documenting the life of a wealthy Latin American family, then moves on to look at how wage earners and farmers live. It is considered one of the best documentaries of its time.

    Producer: Julien Bryan
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
    Year: 1943
    Length: 00:16:49
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    Good Neighbor Family

    Young Uruguay
    This educational film portrays the young people of Uruguay at home, play and school. It emphasizes the progressive educational steps that were being taken by Uruguay at the time. There is a disturbing scene of young children with tuberculosis but this is balanced by great footage of rural schools and the introduction of musical education.

    Producer: Julien Bryan
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
    Year: 1943
    Length: 00:17:08
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    Young Uruguay

    The Silent War: Colombia’s Fight Against Yellow Fever
    This film documents how Colombia partnered with the United States and Brazil to conquer an epidemic of yellow fever. What’s interesting is the military style effort that the governments put into place to halt the spread of the disease.

    Producer: Documentary Film Productions
    Sponsor: N/A
    Year: 1945
    Length: 00:09:58
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE


    Belo Horizonte
    This is a mid-century portrait of Belo Horizonte in southeastern Brazil, just north of Rio de Janeiro - the first of Brazil’s planned communities. This promotional travelogue stresses the greatness of the city with a heavy focus on minerals that are found there. The film highlights the results of its planning and control - right down to the schools, churches, recreational facilities, social service agencies, and prisons.

    Producer: N/A
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of Inter-Amer Affairs
    Year: 1949
    Length: 00:17:23
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    Belo Horizonte

    Brazil: South American Medley
    This National Geographic film is an educational travelogue about Brazil. The film studies the largest country in South America and documents its people, industry and customs. It also shows Brazil’s varied climatic conditions.

    Producer: National Geographic Society
    Sponsor: N/A
    Year: 1948
    Length: 00:10:33
    Audio: Mono
    Color: COLOR

    Brazil: South American Medley

    Lima
    Next on the list is a documentary about Lima, the capital of Peru. You can see the beauty of the ‘city of kings,’ explore its history, buildings and modern life.

    Producer: Julien Bryan
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs
    Year: 1944
    Length: 00:15:37
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    Lima

    Lima Family
    This movie depicts a day in the lives of an upper class family in Lima and points out the similarities to a family of the same class in the United States. In this film you will meet their servants and ogle at their fantastic furniture, including beds with bedposts over 5 feet high! You are also treated to their dancing, customs and food.

    Producer: Julien Bryan
    Sponsor: U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
    Year: 1944
    Length: 00:18:09
    Audio: Mono
    Color: BLACK &WHITE

    Lima Family

    Running Time:
    DVD One: 01:03:37
    DVD Two: 01:02:26


    There is no risk when you order the
    History of Travel: Wheels Across South America 2-DVD set today!

    We can make this offer because we know
    you will love these amazing DVDs!

    When you order History of Travel: Wheels Across South America 2-DVD set you will be entertained, amazed and informed by this incredible historic footage. There is no risk when you order. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Order today and bask in the history of South America!


    General Packaging Description:
    Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.


  • Product Details
    Video Run Time - 125 Minutes
    Video Format - NTSC
    Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
    Region Code - Worldwide
    Packaging Type - Amaray
    Audio Languages - English
    Release Date - 2004
    UPC - 882012500163
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