• Short Summary

    Film showing different goods South Africa produces for export, with emphasis on canned fruit.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Alpha Studios Present - Sunshine For Export'. c 1949

    C/U of feet walking along rainy (studio) street; pan to man selling newspapers with headline 'Exports Reach Record Level' - (illustrates Britain). Cut to South African street scene where a black African man is selling newspapers with headline 'Drive To Boost South Africa Exports'. Industrial plants. Map of South Africa, showing where different good originate from. People working on farm. Sheared wool. Diamonds being polished and examined. Wine kegs and distillery machinery. Leather skins are dried and cut; fade into leather shoes in shop window (great platform sandals among them!). Young girl with blonde plaits helps her grandmother make jam in a kitchen.

    Several shots in cannery. Table shows 'Union's Major Exports' for 1949. Fruit in boxes. Scenic shots of countryside and farmland. Villages around Cape canneries where workers live. Workers on fruit farms. C/Us of fruit growing. Women peeling peaches in cannery. Other work done by modern machinery. Processes involved in canning peaches. Scientists make tests on quality samples in laboratory.

    In pear orchards, workers picking fruit. Processes involved in canning pears and grapes. Jam-making in factory. Peas being sorted. Sweetcorn cobs being picked in field and going through cannery. Boxes loaded onto railway wagons and steam trains passing camera. Crates being loaded onto ships at docks. C/U of South Africa on globe turning slowly round; zoom out to show entire globe. End title 'The End - Made At Alpha Film Studios Pty Ltd, Johannesburg' superimposed over globe.

    Cataloguer's note: commentary is spoken by a man with an extremely patronising tone! (Probably unintentional and no offence meant.)

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:14:11:00

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