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  • Short Summary

    Women workers carry baskets of coal on their heads to load up a cargo ship in the West Indies.

  • Description

    St Lucia, West Indies.

    Local men and women carry baskets of coal on their heads to load into cargo ships. L/S of large number of workers walking up a ship's gangplank carrying the baskets.

    "Each girl carries 100lbs of coal in her basket - and working through an eight-hour day, they don't need any extra coal to keep them warm on the job." High angle shot of the women walking up the gangplank. Various shots of the women walking up and down to transport the coal. "Dusty work for dusky skins - " states an intertitle. Women queue to board the boat with their coal.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 493.

    Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    926.27
    Media URN:
    16572
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:09:00 / 01:59:53:00
    Canister:
    EP 200

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