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    Title reads: "From Sanpans into flats".

    Rehousing in Hong Kong.

    L/S town of Tsuen Wan: showing boat slums and new flats. L/S mass of sanpans (traditional wooden houseboats) on river. Various shots people on sanpans. Various shots people moving belongings from sanpans. The people are helped into lorries which will take them to their new homes.

    L/S of the new block of flats where the squatters will be housed. Various shots lorries arriving in front of the new flats. Various shots sanpan inhabitants and their belongings being unloaded onto pavement in front of flats.

    Various shots sanpan inhabitants moving into flats (facilities look pretty basic). Angle shot Chinese woman hanging out washing on balcony. M/S woman on balcony and two small children in doorway.

    Various shots officials of resettlement department measuring an old sanpan before it is destroyed. Various shots men smashing up sanpans for firewood while their former owners watch. C/U small child looking sad. C/U man bundling up bits of sanpan for firewood. C/U small child. M/S people watching sanpans being smashed up. C/U small child crying in doorway of new home.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:27:00 / 01:36:13:00
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  • Appears in...

    HONG KONG Hong Kong hk Poverty in Asia Poverty Hong Kong Highlights Poverty in Developing World
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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