• Short Summary

    Footage of new reservoir being built on Lantau Island for Hong Kong.

  • Description

    Water Famine. Hong Kong.

    L/S Elevated. A resettlement estate in Hong Kong. M/S A crowded streets in the estate. L/S People crowded round communal water tap. M/S Water pouring into buckets and improvised cans. L/S People crowded round the taps. C/U Water running into cans. L/S A dried up reservoir. C/U Tiny trickle of water running into the reservoir. L/S Elevated. Reservoir sedimentation tank under construction. L/S A barge laying pipe line to carry water from Lantau Island to Hong Kong island.

    L/S The pipes being lowered into the water. Top shot ditto. L/S Cans lined up by tap in the road. M/S Cans pan up to show women gathered round tap filling their cans. C/U A woman filling a can. M/S Pan two small children pushing a trolley along loaded with cans of water alongside the harbour which is packed with junks. M/S A woman washing a baby in a bowl. C/U The baby being washed down with harbour water. L/S Two small boys splashing around in the water. M/S Children on their way home from school carrying cans of water pan up to a L/S of the crowded harbour.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:29:00 / 01:15:52:00

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