Written by
Bob Stumpel

January 14

Ray Charles Ft In This Is My Country (c 1985)

'85c FI MyCountry

This Is My Country was a 6-minute film, probably sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce.

It shows cliché footage of famous American landmarks, cross cut with scenes of ‘ordinary American people’ doing ordinary American things.
Ray Charles is heard (and seen for a few seconds) as he performed America The Beautiful. The clip can be watched here.

A 16 mm-copy copy has been archived by the National Archives (#ARC 4478021). BuyoutFootage is offering the clip for licensing.


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