The Dust Bowl (film)

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The Dust Bowl
Directed byKen Burns
Produced byKen Burns
Dayton Duncan
Julie Dunfey
Written byDayton Duncan
StarringPatricia Clarkson
Kevin Conway
Amy Madigan
Carolyn McCormick
Narrated byPeter Coyote
Music byCraig Mellish
CinematographyBuddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy
Edited byCraig Mellish, Ryan Gifford
Florentine Films
Distributed byPBS
Release date
November 18, 2012
Running time
240 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Dust Bowl (2012) is a documentary film directed by Ken Burns which aired on Public Broadcasting System on November 18 and 19, 2012. The four-part miniseries recounts the impact of the Dust Bowl on the U.S. during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The film features the voices of Patricia Clarkson, Peter Coyote, and Carolyn McCormick.[1]


  1. "The Great Plow-Up"
  2. "Dust to Eat"
  3. "Reaping the Whirlwind"
  4. "The Hardy Ones"

Other uses[edit]

Interviews from the documentary were used in the 2014 film Interstellar, that deals with massive dust storms in a near future.

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