The Film & Photo League of San Francisco

  title={The Film & Photo League of San Francisco},
  author={Carla Leshne},
  journal={Film History: An International Journal},
  pages={361 - 373}
  • Carla Leshne
  • Published 2006
  • Art
  • Film History: An International Journal
  • The Workers' Film & Photo League movement of the 1930s gave rise to local groups of film activists across the United States. San Francisco's Film & Photo League coalesced in 1933, documenting California labor struggles and social conditions during the Depression, as well as acting as a distribution network for censored Soviet films and American newsreels. The San Francisco Film & Photo League production Century of Progress (1934) is discussed in detail. 
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