Material relating to newsreel story "New Oil Wealth for Iraq" - 52/7
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "New Oil Wealth for Iraq" 52/7.
Lots of extra material on top of that used in the Newsreel Story.
Near Basra, Iraq.
Various shots of men working on oil drilling rig in Iraqi desert. Shots of pipes and rig. Donkeys used to pull up water from well in desert irrigation scheme. Long views of pipeline. More shots of men working up the tower of the oil rig. More shots of the donkeys pulling on ropes to raise water.
No Smoking beyond this point - sign. Views of pipes. CU of decorated wheel to be turned at ceremony to open oil well. SV Towards and Pan Prime Minister and Mr. Teysett arrive at Zubair / degassing station for inauguration. LV People following on way to ceremony. LV Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri Pasha el-Said arriving in front of degassing station for switching on ceremony. CU Large wheel which P.M. will turn. LV Crowd assembled in front of pump house. P.M. is greeted by officials GV Crowds assembled in front of Pump House. SV P.M. Mr. Teysett, Mr. Gibson on platform, as P.M. turns wheel to start pump. CU P.M. turning large wheel. PM and others leave shed. More shots of drilling rig (water lying on ground). PM and dignitaries meet workers.
View of rig. Top view of drilling rig turning, VIPs gathered to watch. MV various dignitaries receive explanation of working of machine, pan to CU of drilling bit turning. CU of two Arab men in traditional costume. CU Arab men sit down for feast. Various traditional foods are brought to the table. Various shots of them eating with their fingers. CU of man cracking open head of stuffed sheep.