• Short Summary

    In the Sahara Touggourt region 300 miles South of Constantine, Algeria, water gushes from newly-opened wells to eventually make the desert bloom.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Inspection of wells by officials
    0.06

    2.
    CU Signboard at Sidi MaHDi
    0.09

    3.
    CU Water in reservoir
    0.15

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.19

    5.
    LV Officials walk towards
    0.23

    6.
    CU Water gushes from pipe into reservoir
    0.26

    7.
    SV Officials look on
    0.28

    8.
    CU Water in well
    0.31

    9.
    TRAVEL SHOT...Car to different area
    0.34

    10.
    CU Signpost at Tamerna
    0.37

    11.
    SV Officials walk to refrigeration tower
    0.47

    12.
    CU TILT DOWN of refrigerating tower
    0.57

    13.
    GV Crowds stand around well
    1.00

    14.
    LV Water out of pipe
    1.05

    15.
    SIDE V.. Officials watch
    1.07

    16.
    LV Muddy water into reservoir
    1.12

    17.
    GV Of town
    1.15



    Initials JRG/S/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Sahara Touggourt region 300 miles South of Constantine, Algeria, water gushes from newly-opened wells to eventually make the desert bloom. The wells - among the deepest of their kind in the world - descend 1650 metres.

    An immediate use of the water: supplying nomads and their herds at all seasons. In time, the nomads' age-old search for watering places in the dry season will be at an end. Then the nomads will become settlers-around eventual plantations of date palms and fruit groves.

    The water at the newly-opened Sadi Mahdi well, 20 kilometres from Touggourt, already irrigates nearby desert land. It rises from the depths too warm for immediate irrigation needs and is first cooled in a refrigeration plant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAV7LQQAAQU0X3PNX8E7LAX5YU
    Media URN:
    VLVAV7LQQAAQU0X3PNX8E7LAX5YU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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