STK-ID 23676

Shots of coffee trees in Colombia, of native trimming trees, picking berries. HAS of Barranquilla Harbour. Shots of longshoremen manhandling sacs on docks. Shots of large sternwheeler manoeuvering in harbour. Bow on shot of freighter being loaded at dock side. LAMS of stern of American freighter, Stars and Stripes flag flying from jackstaff. Various shots of loading activities. Sequence showing oil drilling operations in Colombia. LAS of smokestack, derrick in background. MS of derrick base during drilling. CU of spinning table and drill shaft. Various CUs of roughnecks, american and native. Shots of escaping gas. Shots of refineries. Shot of native working on coco beans spread out on ground in Ecuador, manhandling bags of beans, processing beans. Brief sequence on oil drilling in Ecuador. AERIAL SHOTs of supply parachutes floating down towards ground in mountains. Shots of natives with bullocks-drawn carts, of natives being paid. More shots of natives with carts, natives loading carts, of natives in village. Interior shots of textile mill in South America. LS of factory, interior shots of factory. HALS of town. HALS of city, modern buildings. Various shots of men eating in cookhouse or communal kitchen. CU of food. Sequence on sheep ranch. Sequence on rural school including shots of children outside, of children working in classroom and of teacher.


Excerpt from
South American Material
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio