Moving A River 1959

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    Titles read: "MOVING A RIVER".

    Russia.

    General views panning across the River Terek near the village of Pavlopodolsk and the area of the landscape which is to be blown up to divert the course of the river.

    C/U of Russian on field telephone. C/U of two Russians, one with field telephone to ear, the other awaiting order to detonate charges that have been laid in the hills. C/U of man's hands on detonator box, pushing lever.

    General view of the landscape as gigantic eruption throws tons of rock into the air, causing a huge cloud of dust to fly up. Good shot of explosion! Several shots of Russian farmers clapping.

    Bulldozer at work levelling the ground. Panning shot showing the altered area.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50350
    Sort Number:
    59/013
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:33:00 / 01:02:29:00
    Canister:
    59/13
    Film ID:
    1569.02
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1959
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    Religion & Politics
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