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    Fabric and shoes are made from tree bark in Uganda.

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    No title. Paper records state that this is Uganda, Africa. M/S of native African man using primitive hand tool to slice bark from a small tree. M/S of man bringing the bark towards the camera to show it off. "The bark is then beaten into a more pliable form." M/S of group of men crouching on the ground. One beats the bark with a wooden mallet.

    "A nice dress length" Man in safari suit and pith helmet and his wife are shown a large piece of fabric - presumably made from bark. "And for shoes - why, just chop them out before lunch!" M/S of man crouching on the ground using a primitive hand tool to chop at a piece of bark. C/U of man carving bark.

    He shows the camera what he has made - the sole of a shoe. Native African strides towards the camera from his hut. C/U of two bark shoes on the ground. "Watertight - no! Useful - yes!" The man holds the shoes up to the camera. They look pretty uncomfortable. He puts the shoes on and strides off in them.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 598.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:48:00 / 01:58:03:00
    EP 249

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