“Oklahoma: A Past Preserved” is a 12-minute film about the history of Oklahoma.
Made in 1975 by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the film captures nearly 30,000 years of the state’s history. It was surprisingly ahead of its time in many ways.
Conversely, the short film is also representative of its moment in time. The tragic plight of Oklahoma’s Native American population is highlighted, but the depth of the tragedy is not completely done justice.
From a pop-culture standpoint, there are a lot of gems. From the narrator’s groovy, brown corduroy to the early synthesizer-driven flashback scene music and the soaring existential writing, the footage exudes a 1970s vibe.
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