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  • Short Summary

    Men at work harvesting sweet corn in South Africa.

  • Description

    Film about the maize harvest in South Africa.

    Panning shot of black workers picking corn cobs. The workers have white supervisors. L/S of processing machinery in the field. M/S of workers standing in a trailer as corn pours down a chute. One of the workers looks like quite a young child. C/U of corn pouring into the trailer. L/S of crop elevators. C/U of man standing at the bottom of a chute from which corn pours. Various shots of the corn pouring out of chutes.

    Panning shot of huge pile of corn sacks. Freight train moves past the camera. Man uses lever to open two slots at the back of a freight car - corn pours out. L/S of a conveyor belt transporting the corn through a large warehouse. L/S of cargo ship at the quayside. C/U of corn pouring down a chute into the hold of the ship. Sweet corn.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 660.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    906.09
    Media URN:
    15304
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:14:00 / 01:21:24:00
    Canister:
    EP 162

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