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  • Short Summary

    The process of growing and harvesting bananas in Jamaica

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    BANANA CALYPSO reel 2

    A railway train loaded with bananas moves slowly to the docks. The railways trucks go straight on to huge rafts 'lighters' which are pulled by a tugboat to a ship in the channel. CU the ship 'Camito'. WS the tugboat and lighters. The bananas are loaded aboard.

    In England, the ship is unloaded by conveyer-belt. English workers loading the bananas. onto elevators CU the ships captain. Many dockside workers carrying the bananas into Fyffes insulated railway wagons. A Man in Fyffes overalls makes notes. The train pulls away. MS the bananas are hung on chains in the wholesalers warehouse to ripen. Inspectors check temperature gauges and the ripening progress and adjust the humidity in the room. The ripened bananas are cut into small bunches in the labeling and packing room.

    A London street with the sign 'Queensway, W2'. A Fyffes lorry pulls up at a greengrocers. The bananas are placed on display. MS a mother with her daughter eating a banana leave the grocers

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    Film ID:
    3257.07
    Media URN:
    90751
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1957 - 1960
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:45:00 / 02:02:59:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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