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  • Short Summary

    A modern housing estate under construction, completed and occupied by families.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Title reads: "Happy Homes".

    Aerial shot, flying low over new buildings along the Hong Kong coastline. LS Pan along Hong Kong street past City Book Store, tilt up sky scraper. LS Pan down early 20th century building. MS Pan to Chinese pagoda-style gateway. High shot, a street market. MS Traders and buyers in the market. (3 shots). MS A group of children run past a water canal or river by some very poor housing.

    Various shots, architects discuss housing plans with the aid of models in an office. Various shots, building in progress around the city, a long line of bulldozers makes its way to a site. CU and LS Bulldozers moving earth on large area of land. CU A load of gravel is offloaded from the back of a lorry. LS Pan with two Chinese workers carrying heavy blocks to a building site. CU and MS Bricklayers at work. MS A carpenter sawing wood. Various shots, workers twisting wires at joints in a wire frame. Various shots, a metal bucket is filled and hoisted to workers on the roof of the building. Pan across building site showing several apartment blocks. CU and MS A builder putting in place a section of the concrete balcony. Various shots of the completed housing apartment blocks on the new estate.

    Various shots, scene of a Hong Kong Chinese family getting their papers for the new apartment, arriving with their children and furniture loaded on the back of a lorry and moving into their new place. The woman unpacks kitchen utensils and opens the blinds to see the other homes nearby. High shot, pan over the new housing estate. High shot, pan across the front of the school. Various shots, school children coming out of school and people walking around the market stalls in the estate.

    Various shots, inside one of the apartments a woman installs a bird in a cage and some houseplants. Various shots, children playing games, skipping, playing on the swings and seesaw on the estate playground. A group of children run to buy balloons from a balloon seller and run away with them.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:05:55:00
    UN 4160 A

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