Fauna: A 1938 Film About Kittens

Three Little Kittens, an educational film for kids, follows three newborn kittens through life on a farm. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, the film crafts little stories from spontaneous moments between the siblings. The ending is bittersweet, however, when they grow old enough to face the harsh reality of depression-era unemployment; two have to be sold to new owners because there "isn't enough work" on the farm for all three.

  

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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