STK-ID 16886

Farming sequence showing Nigerian natives ploughing with oxen, women harvesting peanuts. Shot of women in village, pounding peanuts until shells are pulverized leaving the meat. MLS of palm grove, of one native climbing tall palm tree and hacking at upper fronds until date clusters are uncovered and cut off. Shots of native piling date bunches together. Shots of several natives loading their bicycles with sacs and setting out for town. Shot of two men and woman in front of hut pounding and kneading something or other. MS of sign "IHIE Pioneer Oil Mills", natives arriving by bicycles, woman carrying basket of fruits, weighed fruits being dumped into hopper and into crusher extracting the oil. MS of oil flowing out of crusher. Long sequence on banana harvest, narrow gauge railway train taking bananas to harbour. Shots of bananas being loaded onto freighter. MLS of herd of long horned cattle. Shot of Nigerian natives carrying packages of skins to pile, beating skins with sticks. Sequence on native men and women working in open cut mine, women carrying ore on their heads, men digging, sluicing off overlay with high powered hoses, shovelling residue into pans. HAS and MLS of man drawing water from hole. Sequence on torrential downpour, huts in rain, high wind shaking trees. Shots of clouds of insects rising from vegetation, filling screen.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486