Various shots of the Free World Labour Conference.
A film record of the Free World Labour Conference held in London Nov. 28th to Dec. 10th 1949.
Reel 1 - integral sound - intermittent with no voice over. Many gaps and incomplete speeches. Shot of Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Men and women enter County Hall where Confederation of Trade Unions is to take place. Delegates take their seats. Speeches made. C/Us of various members of the audience that this cataloguer does not recognise. C/Us of names of countries whose members attend the confederation. Committee seated around a table with papers in front of them.
Reel 2. Speech made about New World Organisation and developing countries. Applause for speech. Shots of delegates. Speech about Free Labour movement in Spain. A speech is made in Spanish. Part of a speech in French. C/U shots of delegates writing notes. Some in foreign scripts. Documents distributed. Speeches made by representatives from different nations. Delegates leaving the hall. Talking animatedly and smoking outside. Poster headed "Free World Labour Conference" directs people to refreshments. Top shot of refreshment hall. Delegates have tea, laugh, shake hands, smoke etc.
Reel 3. Papers are distributed to delegates. Speeches made. C/Us of delegates. Report has been prepared which outlines the objective of the members of the Free World Labour movement. Speech about peace and freedom. An Indian woman representative makes a speech. A passionate speech is made about a man's soul. The report, manifesto and declaration are declared to have been accepted. Thanks are given to those who have made meeting possible. A joke is made in French. Lost property announcement. Final speech made calling for this organisation to be made permanent. Delegates leave County Hall.
Note: track negs for reels 2 & 3 only.