Folkstreams | Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust (2015)

Boom and Bust is a meditation on economic cycles and the American Dream. This remarkable film tells the story of industrial expansion and decline along the Erie Canal, and examines its impact on the lives of workers in steel, grain, textiles and shipping. In the wake of economic collapse, can the people of America's cities find meaning and worth?

Produced by City Lore, the Erie Canal Museum and American Focus, Inc.


Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Paul Wagner, Steven Zeitlin, the distributor, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Paul Wagner, Steven Zeitlin
  • Produced by: Steve Zeitlin, Paul Wagner, with Daniel Franklin Ward
  • Cinematographer: Paul Wagner, Benh Zeitlin, Christina Voros, Jens Lund
  • Editor: Neil Means, Paul Wagner
  • Funding: NEA, NEH, Erie Canalway, NY Council on the Arts
  • Original Format: 5k digital
  • © 2015, City Lore, American Focus
  • 31mins, Color
  • Categories:
    WorkArchitecture