• Short Summary

    Documentary about the influence of the white man on the trade of the Congo.

  • Description

    Reel 1.

    Logo of hand holding a globe. Landscapes. Jungle. Mountains. River. Field. Man beating drum. African village. The witch doctor. Waterfalls. Leopards. Snakes. Small boat. Men carrying boxes on their heads through the jungle. The Conga river. Tree felling in the Congo, Africa. Man climbing palm tree and cutting down the fruit. Boy fires bow and arrow. Men carry palms through the jungle. Fire lighting by rubbing sticks together. Palm oil extracted from fruit by traditional methods.

    Painting of William Lever (later Lord Leverhulme). The "white man" in consultation with tribesmen. They shake hands and a mill is built. Barges bring material and they are unloaded. Belgians, Britons and the men of the Congo work together. Men haul large pieces of machinery by ropes made from creepers. Palm trees. Women carrying baskets of fruit on their heads. The bosses do deals with the locals.

    See Reel 2.

    Note: safety print exists.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1677.05
    Media URN:
    70994
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:27:00 / 01:26:30:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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