Remarkable film showing occupational therapy techniques for men recovering from Tuberculosis.
Continued from PM3305.02
Men follow each other in to the wooden building - a refectory or canteen. Interior shot of all the men sitting at tables being served their breakfast by nurses and men in white coats.
"Then to work out in the open air. He is first taught the rudiments of market gardening." L/S of three men in a vegetable plot. One man uses a hoe, the other two watch his technique.
"Jim tells the Medical Superintendent he feels well and likes the work." M/S of the three men standing in the vegetable plot chatting. "He learns to cultivate parsnips..." L/S of two men at work with hoes. Panning shot of the vegetable field. "...and works in one of the outdoor tomato beds." L/Ss of the men working in the fields. "He works for a short time in a greenhouse erected by the rural carpenters." Nice shot of several men tending plants in a greenhouse. "He learns to bunch radishes for the market." C/U of two men holding bunches of radishes.
"And while Jim is at the Colony his future is not forgotten. The Dispensary Care Committee discuss his prospects, and a member undertakes to visit him at the Colony and report progress to his mother." M/S of a group of people sitting at a table in the sunshine. A woman reads from a report, a nurse and the others listen. "The Care Committee visitor comes to see him in the garden..."
L/S of Jim working in the gardens. A man and woman walk up to speak to him. He doffs his cap. L/S of the three standing under a wooden bower talking. Jim again doffs his cap and they walk off. This sequence could be used to illustrate a rich couple talking to their gardener. There is a short sequence here of men in uniform loading cannons - seems rather incongruous. Continued.