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    The production processes involved in extracting sago in Borneo.

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    "Far-off Borneo, where the sago palm grows - and is felled fully and frequently."

    L/S of a man chopping at the base of a tree trunk with a hand axe. The tree falls. Man chops the trunk into smaller pieces. "Later, this raw material for Eve's puddings is floated downstream to the village "factory". A raft of logs is floated along a river.

    "The starch (from whence comes the sago) is contained in the core of the trunks. And it's a "grate" life rasping these." M/S of two men grating the wood with large hand graters. "This is where the starch is separated - with a little help from the Borneo natives." Low angle shot of man kneading the sago with his feet. Another man pours water onto the powder at regular intervals. The water is pulled from the nearby river in a bucket.

    "The powder remaining is kneading with water over a strainer, and the resulting sago passes through, leaving the woody fibre behind." Various shots of the men at work.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 506.

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    01:53:04:00 / 01:55:36:00
    EP 206

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