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    Nationalist Chinese harvest a $100,000,000 sugar crop.

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    Taiwan aka Formosa.

    Long shots: aerials of typical sugar plantations in Ping Tung area of south-west Taiwan. Narrow gauge railways carry hundreds of workers to the cane fields for beginning of harvest (LS.MCU.). Hundreds of workers leave train, most of them women who perform lighter tasks (LS.MS.CU.) Harvest scenes: MCU.Cane cutters walking to fields. Long pan of cane cutters walking to fields. LS.Girls cutting cane. MCU.Girls cutting cane. Pan shot of cane cutters at work. MS.Two girls in field. LS.Men and women in field. CU.Girl with stalk of cane. MCU.Girls take rest period in field. MCU.Curved machete cutting cane. CU. of a typical Taiwan girl harvester tasting fresh cut cane. LS.Girl cane cutters resting. LS.Mechanical conveyors carry piles of cane from field to nearby tractor-drawn cart (2 shots). LS.MCU.Loaded carts being drawn from field. Cut-in shots of driver of tractor. CU. of crane carts. LS.Cane being transferred from cane carts to narrow gauge railway cars. Aerial shots of cane fields after cutting. LS.MS.Sugar refinery at Ping Tung as long train of cane ears arrives. MS.Cane trains arriving at refinery. (and C.U.) Reverse long shot of cane cars dumping cane into conveyor. MS.CU. Men carrying 100lb. bags of raw sugar from refinery. CU. Sugar bags on train. MS. at dockside at Kaohsiung as bags of sugar are brought to ships for export. At dockside, cradle lift bags of sugar to deck of ship. LS. at Kaohsiung dock as ships wait to take on sugar.


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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:58:00 / 01:33:55:00
    UN 3159 D

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