STK-ID 30948

Field of green wheat waving in wind. Shot of stook threshing in Saskatchewan, farmers forking sheaves into old Moody thresher, steam tractor supplying power to drive the mill. CU of straw blowing from mill, sheaves being fed onto conveyor, mill, old stream tractor, wheat being carted off in horse-drawn wagons. Shot of 1930 model tractor plowing prairie. CU of furrow being turned. PAN across wheatfield being ploughed under. Sequence on dust storm, sand blowing across prairie in high wind. PAN of homestead and telegraph lines barely visible in storm. PAN of drifted soil in valley, farmer watering horses at barnyard trough. Rear shot of water wagon arriving at farm. Shot of farm-wagon driving down muddy and unpaved street of town, 1922 touring car parked at right. Shot of woman getting into buggy with husband, driving off. Shot of abandoned rake and home, old church.


Excerpt from
Drought in the West
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original kodachrome, 16mm color master pos
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486