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  • Short Summary

    Women labour in West Indies

  • Description

    Port of Spain, West Indies

    LS High angle shot looking down on women labourers carrying boxes of bananas to the ship. VS of native women packing "Geest" bananas into boxes. The boxes are loaded onto trucks. Close-up shot of the porters receiving pay as they leave the ship. They collect coins and depart out of shot. BGV of banana ship in port. Excellent panning shots of West Indies. Various good close-ups of banana washing and weighing. Various shots of bananas being loaded onto truck and then driven away. Close-up of black man speaking (presumably being interviewed) 16 mm E/C neg.

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    Film ID:
    3069.03
    Media URN:
    87108
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1972
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:19:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:53:00 / 01:27:29:00
    Canister:
    UN 4556 J

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Port of Spain, West Indies" should read Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

    Altering this clip's current date range, a clapperboard at 02:43 gives a filming date of 25 August 1971.

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  2. jamied says

    Further footage from this shoot can be found in clip 3061.08.

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