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As Long as Fear Can Turn to Wrath, begins by illuminating the consequences of an unregulated home loan industry. We then follow the collective Okies as they are swindled by used car dealers, forced to beg for bread to feed their children, denied pay for work they have already performed, and kicked off the one piece of land – the Hooverville – they have chosen to occupy. By focusing not on any one individual or family but rather on the more than 300,000 people that made up the “Okies,” our production shows that the scourge of poverty infects whole societies, not just individuals. The problems these families face and the conclusions they draw are separated from those of today only by time, not by sentiment. (Check out our tumblr of images relating then to now.) In this piece, we hope to reveal the consequences of joblessness, convince the viewer that our current path will only lead to more division, and reinforce the necessity of collective action in solving problems.
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