Post-war America was a confusing place to live in. Citizens were expected to conform to the requirements of issues that they had almost no comprehension of. It took the Government quite a while to wake up to the fact that Americans deserved to know what was going on behind the scenes of the economy. By then, however, certain disturbing ‘signs of the times’ were already in evidence. Teenagers were largely an adrift race, seeking values of their own when they found no hard-and-fast ones at home. Few contemporary citizens, for instance, realize the dynamics that spawned ‘hippies’ and their highly individualistic philosophies of life. Every age in social development has its own peculiarities and trends specific to itself, and observing Americans as they went about their lives in the Cold War era is quite fascinating. While some of the issues raised in these five documentaries are definitely only of historical value now, others - in some form or the other - are still very relevant today. The viewer will find the impressions brought about by these footprints in time completely engrossing and thought-provoking.