PBS Preview Screening – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Screening Monday 20 July 2015, 7:00 PM

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dyanna Taylor via Skype.

Explore, through her granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of Dorothea Lange, the photographer who captured the iconic image “Migrant Mother.” Never-seen-before photos, film footage, interviews, family memories, and journals reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.

Lange’s enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, World War II Japanese American Internment camps, and early environmentalism. Yet few know the story, struggles, and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera. Award winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, Lange’s granddaughter, directs and narrates this intimate documentary as it explores Lange’s life and probes her uncompromising vision.

Directed by: Dyanna Taylor
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Runtime: 60′

PBS America will be broadcasting DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING here in the UK at 6.40pm on Friday 24 July on Sky 534 & Virgin Media 243