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    Malaysia. The Rice Growers and the fertile fields of Sumatra" (sic) is the item's subtitle. "There is rice enough for a million weddings." Panning shot of a Malaysian landscape - small dwellings, a lake, mountains, trees, etc. A paddy field. L/S of workers in the paddy field. Camera pans to show many people at work. There is also a large line of people who appear to be watching the filming. "A pretty place for a lot of hard work. M/S of men working in the field - they wear patterned trousers.

    "Elegant reflections." Plants reflected in a pool of water. Long panning shot of the landscape. "A machineless country where labour is the cheapest commodity." L/S of men carrying bundles of rice on their backs. "They can't use their heads so their feet have to do the work." M/S of group of people using their feet to trample rice plants. Men and women work together. "The fruit of the sheaf." A woman pours rice from a tray onto the ground. Group of women scoop rice up onto their trays then pour it onto the ground again - loosening the husks?

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 612.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:48:00 / 01:35:25:00
    EP 256
    Sort Number:
    EP 256
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry
    Malaysia Environment & Health Rice Farmers
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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