The Forgotten Village, 1941, written by John Steinbeck.
The Forgotten Village in this powerful 1 hour, 6 minute documentary is an imaginary poverty-stricken community in the Central Mexico high plateau. This film is a rare glimpse into the customs and daily life of 1930s rural Mexico. In stark detail, The Forgotten Village is a record of the life-cycle and struggles of a typical peasant family, from birth to death, in facing the approach of modern life. The narration and screen play for The Forgotten Village was written by novelist John Steinbeck.