Forgotten Village (1941). Internet Archive. American documentary film directed by Herbert Kline and Alexander Hammid. Written by John Steinbeck, narrated by Burgess Meredith, with music by Hanns Eisler. Banned in New York due to the film's portrayal of childbirth and showing a baby at its mother's breast. Depicts the conflicts between traditional life in a Mexican village, and outsiders who want to introduce modernization.