Portrait of forewoman Fatima Kasimova, running the farm and celebrating her birthday.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Uzbekistan, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics / USSR.
MS and CU On the Engels Collective Farm, we follow the day of the forewoman, Fatima Kasimova, on her birthday. She is also a Deputy of the Uzbek Parliament. VS Kasimova speaking at a production meeting. VS Farm workers harvesting crops in a field, Fatima supervising the picking of tomatoes. CU Tomatoes on the vine. MS A woman picks aubergines. MS Pan across an orchard. VS Fatima on the production line, possibly champagne. MS Fatima walks among the grape harvest. CU Grapes. CU Fatima's husband Ibragim, a scientist, making notes on the farm. The commentary tells us that they married in 1941, and Ibragim left for the front the next day. During his absence, Fatima adopted 14 orphans from the war, and after his return they had six more children, so she has raised 20 children and has 64 grandchildren. CU Still photographs of Fatima and Ibragim on their wedding day, and Fatima surrounded by her children and other women. VS Fatima and her husband prepare for her birthday, relatives arrive by the carload, they come up to kiss her at the head table at this celebration held in her honour in the farm. After the meal there is dancing.
Note: Date on original record: 21/10/1968.