• Short Summary

    The fertile Bolivian department of Santa Cruz yielded a cotton crop this year worth three million American dollars (about GBP1,200,000).

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    1.
    GV PAN Truck with workers leaving compound
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    2.
    CU Men and women workers looking on (2 shots)
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    3.
    CU PAN cotton - TILT UP to pickers in fields
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    4.
    GV, MV PAN & GV PAN workers picking cotton and loading onto truck (5 shots)
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    5.
    GV Truck away
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    GV PAN INTERIOR - factory
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    7.
    CU Cotton being processed
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    8.
    MV Bales of cotton being carted outside
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    9.
    GV PAN bales of cotton
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The fertile Bolivian department of Santa Cruz yielded a cotton crop this year worth three million American dollars (about GBP1,200,000).

    There were fears that the crop would be lost because of a shortage of labour to pick the cotton. But the problem was solved when the government mobilised about thirty-thousand men. The conscripts joined about the same number of volunteers in the fields. Most of the volunteers were students, government employees and peasants from the Plateau, who had responded to the Government's call to save the harvest.

    The crop is for export to European markets. Cotton is increasingly being grown in Santa Cruz. Immigrants -- mainly Mannonites from Paraguay -- are setting in the area and setting up plantations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91765NPARII6NXZ4DC06OCUMI
    Media URN:
    VLVA91765NPARII6NXZ4DC06OCUMI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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