Short film showing the world's effort to grow more food.
French title reads 'La Faim du Monde'.
GV. Pan, waste desert landscape with mountains in background. GV. Line of reapers and harvesting machines working in field. BGV. Massed crowd packed tight together, could be any country. Animated map showing areas of world which cannot be used for growing food. LS. Pine tree being felled. GV. Small section of bush fire. Flood water rushing through field. LS. Part of cliff falling away into sea. MS. Car driving through locust, they take off in a mass. CU. Dry cracked earth. MCU. Arabian man pulling up brush weed in desert. LS. Camel loaded with brush weed, pan down to footsteps in sand. GV. Panning shot of some ancient ruins. MS. Large bird's nest on top of piece of masonry. GV. Panning shot of section of desert, good shot. MS. Moving sand running like water. MS. & CU. Skeleton of dead animal laying in desert. CU. Primitive plough being pulled by two oxen. MS. Primitive way of bringing water to surface, little buckets on wheel. MS. Man cutting a channel for water to run in. Various shots of man with watering can putting water on dry sand in metal drums where he is trying to grow food. MS. Some of his results, a little corn. MS. Jeep of the Geophysical Institute draws up in desert to do research into this zone. Various shots of the men measuring for water and erecting a pump. MS. Bulldozer and mechanical digger at work. MS. Section of large concrete pipes that will carry water across desert. Aerial view of canal cut through desert to carry a flow of water. Various shots of small aircraft being loaded with seeds to spread over newly irrigated land. LS. Aircraft flying over. Various shots of workers planting small shoots of wheat etc. GV. Heavy clouds over desert. Aerial view, atom bomb exploding. LS. Rocket taking off. GV. Crowded street in unknown town, could be in India. MS. Man laying in doorway of shop. MS. Little Japanese boy crying. Various shots of the people fighting over sacks of food in the street. BCU. People's faces and food being put into their mouths.
(Dupe.Neg.) (Lavender Print in UN 3789 A - Film ID 2675.12)
Date found in the old record - 03/02/1963.