STK-ID 38884

The whole reel consists of Nigerian ironmasters working on metal figurines. HACSs of the hands of a worker making the legs of figurines, measuring their length, putting an unknown substance on each figurine and with tongs putting them in a forge-fire. CS of the hands of a worker soaking the figurines in a liquid. Several CSs of workers hammering metal, touching up with a file to form figurines, putting the figurines over a forge-fire with tongs. CSs of the hands of a worker shaping a figurine to PAN on the figurine being removed from a forge-fire. Cut to CS of the fire and TILT UP on workers. MCSs of workers, one of them removing some figurines from the forge-fire with long tongs.


Excerpt from
In Praise of Hands/Hommage aux mains
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
2048x1556, 1920 x 1080