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  • Short Summary

    Educational film about life on an alpine farm - the various seasons.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films presents a Classroom Film.

    Snowy landscape. A man and two children walk in the snow. Woman looks out of her window. They come into the house and take their coats off. Elderly gentleman shows young boy his wood carving technique. Woman lays the table. The family all eat out of one large pan of food. Calf suckles milk from cow. Streams. "Spring" - elderly man shears a sheep with hand shears. Father loads basket with earth then carries it on his back up a steep hill. He and another man are attached to a pulley system of ropes. Man and a woman operate a horse drawn plough on a very steep hillside. Man wipes sweat from his brow. Family use hand tools to break up the ground. Older man sows seeds. In the village. Mountains.

    Children run out of school. Two children walk along holding hands. Church. Blossom tree. Man at work. Children arrive home and take or give something to granny who is spinning on the front porch (or perhaps this is how people are greeted in this part of the world?). "Summer". Children pick flowers. Man harvest hillside crop with a scythe. Grandparents work in the field - granddad sharpens a metal tool. Man pulls large bundle of hay on to his back then carries it to a hayloft. Cows on the hillside. "Autumn". Climbing the hillside. Harvesting a crop with scythes, man is held by a rope as slope is so steep. Sheep and cattle. "Winter Returns". Snow on the hillside. Mother blows flames under a cooking pot. Chickens and cat in the house. Snow on plants. Man carries large sledge up hillside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2291.01
    Media URN:
    74596
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:07:33:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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