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  • Short Summary

    Drought in Palestine destroys crops and forces people to evacuate from their villages.

  • Description


    Shots taken in the village of Dahriya in Southern Palestine. CU. Starving cow in a village. Several shots of the village. Several shots of old men sitting outdoors, talking. Most of the villagers were evacuated due to drought.

    Various shots of deserted houses in the village. Group of Arabic men discussing the situation as they overlook the area from the hill. More shots of the village.

    LS. Pan of the barren fields which are normally covered with wheat at this season. MS. An old man and his grandson squatting in the yard of their house, talking.

    LS. Villagers trekking from the village. LS. Interior view of class of children in village school. A child writing something in Arabic on blackboard.

    LS. The mayor of Hebron visiting the village and receiving a delegation of headmen. Men standing in group, talking. Old men vehemently states their plight. Some good close up shots of the Arabs in the group as they talk.

    LS. Pan from the hills down to the dried up river and Wadi. Small puddle which is the last water in the river bed. A donkey drinks from the last remaining puddle in the river bed.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:06:00 / 01:50:58:00
    UN 1658 C

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