Series Title: State Department South America Series


Introduces "dynamic, progressive Uruguay" as being similar in many ways to the U.S. Shows a cattle round up, the livestock market outside Montevideo, the processing of meat and hides for export. The commentary praises Uruguay's advanced social legislation but suggests a lack of resources are a problem for industrialization. (Jane M. Loy, Latin American Research Review, vol.12 no.3, 1977) A pictorial journey to the comparatively prosperous little country of Uruguay, which in many ways resembles the United States in its liberal, independent, and advanced social and political life. The relative ease, wealth, and contentment of its people are indicated, as well as the agricultural and economic basis of the country’s good fortune. A Julien Bryan production. (1950 NYU Fil m Library catalog)


Sponsored Film; General Orientation (Adamson-Seaton Film Classifications)

Country/Location: Uruguay

Tribe or Group: N/A

Producer: Julien Bryan

Cinematographer: Julien Bryan, Jules Bucher

Production Company: Julien Bryan

Additional Production: Script by Tom Cobb and Forrest Izard; Narrated by Julien Bryan

Running Time: 18 min.

Years Filmed: 1943

Decade Produced: 1940s

Film Gauge: 35mm

Stock: B&W Nitrate

Footage Count: 648'

Sound: Narrated

Notes: Made for the Federal Government (FDR good neighbor policy). Julien Bryan contracted by FDR administration. Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Nelson Rockefeller, in charge of contracting filmmakers to make movies in South America. There are 23 films in the CI-AA series.

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