Today is International Workers' Day. God bless the grocery workers, the transit operators, the medical workers, the janitors, the farm workers who kept working through the pandemic. We owe them a great debt.
Way back when I grew up in San Francisco, our PBS station, KQED-Channel 9 played King Vidor's Our Daily Bread. I had not yet seen The Crowd, so I did not know that the leads were supposed to be the same characters. John and Mary move from the city to a farm, hoping to provide for themselves, but they know nothing about farming. Various downtrodden people come down the road. Some know about farming. Some know about baking. The farm becomes a co-op or collective. Everyone works. A drought threatens their crop, but in a great montage, we see everyone pitch in to build a ditch to carry water to the fields. Strange movie.