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  • Short Summary

    Living conditions in black neighbourhood of Sparta

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    Sparta, United States of America

    Camera zooms in to a woman holding a baby in her doorway. Zoom out to show the whole house. Various shots of the house from different angles, showing black children huddled on steps. Black man sitting in car seat with the door open and facing camera, medium shot. Pan down to dog sitting on the ground. Man carries a rifle from his car. medium shot of man holding rifle, looking at the camera. Four children outside their home, one girl carries a baby. Medium shot of girls outside house. Children outside front porch. Medium close-up of young boy shovelling. Various shots of housing and children playing outside.

    Clock face , camera zooms out to show hotel beneath. Main Street showing cars ferrying along in slow procession. Sign: 'The Sparta Ishmaelite Printing'

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:03:00 / 01:24:53:00
    UN 4354 G

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    To whom it may concern. In the film titled "Negro Area And Main Street St. In Sparta 1970" were myself and my family. We all would like to know whom we could contact about the film to ask question and gain more information about the project as a whole. Please contact me at We like would love to preserve this film. Thank you in advance.

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