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    G/V sign outside large shop
    2 ft

    Track down queue of shoppers
    5 ft

    S/V's shoppers waiting outside and then being allowed into shop
    12 ft

    Cut to S/V people in queue inside shop

    Pan along queue
    15 ft

    Cut to S/V's people examining clothes for sale on counter

    C/U man examining trousers
    25 ft

    Cut to woman examining pair of boots

    Pan to woman's face
    30 ft

    CU price tag -$9.00 -pull back to good ???
    32 ft

    Cut to G/V piles of trousers
    34 ft

    Shots of gas stove priced at 225 dollars
    39 ft

    G/V man looking at boots - discussing with wife -2 shots
    47 ft

    Exterior shot of harbour Various shots with ships
    55 ft

    Reporter at petrol station Car with bonnet up in background
    77 ft

    G/V man filing up at pumps
    83 ft

    Cut to busy street - bus going by
    87 ft

    C/V motorbike and sidecar
    90 ft

    C/U coupons for food and clothing in woman's hand in queue

    Pan along queue at icecream parlour
    100 ft

    Commentator: "Queues are a daily fact on life in Cuba; a necessary evil patiently endured by most shoppers. In Havana the stores don't open till early afternoon but these people have long since learned that if they're first in they get the first and sometimes only choice"

    Reporter: "The long sea voyages that boost the cost of many shopping items here also helps explain why Cuban motorists regard petrol from the Soviet oil fields as something of a luxury"

    Reporter: "The strain on the family budget is considerably eased by free education and health care programme and controlled rents, So bargain hunters still take to the stores with some optimism; there's no shortage of very popular ice cream"



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