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Reel Number: 221437-03
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1959,late 1960s
TC Begins: 00:25:54
TC Ends: 00:38:28
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk Red China Pt. 1 of 2 Title over dancers on stage; lion dance. People applauding. 00:26:38 Lowell Thomas VO describing filming done by filmmakers from India. Housing, bus. Map superimposed over faces of various ethnic groups of China. Temples. Great Wall. 00:27:51 POV from train parallel to road & past farms. Rivers & rapids. Large fish wheel (?), Pan over cheering rally w/ banners. Street scene of rickshaws, traffic. Dancing in street demonstration. 00:28:44 Chinese army VO re 1600 calories daily. People looking hungry, starving in street & doorways. 00:28;53 Chinese coal miners working underground; exterior of mine. Open pit iron mine. Oil storage tanks & refinery. Dam construction w/ many workers. Marchers in political rally (?). 00:29:40 Large factory interiors, ball bearing. Theatrical production; acrobats balancing on chair & pole. GOOD. Audience. Ethnic Chinese, farmers, people cutting grain by hand. Rice farming. Women sewing. Large textile mill. Rural people walking along road. Christian church, Buddhist temple, Moslems praying; large Buddha statue. Young couple eating melon. Women riding camels. Park & excursion boats 00:31:36 CUs men, hammer & sickle over; “They are either communists, or victims of Communism.” 00:31:46 Still of Mao at rally. Military review. “He has been a flop as a leader. Like one of the floods, a national disaster.” Wall posters & murals. Men threshing w/ horses. Adult education. Industrial scenes. Metal working factory. Large punch press. Ext. of large automobile plant. Men pouring steel. Iron & steel mill rolling bars; other plants. Large bridge spanning wide river. 00:34:21 Ext. factory & park; interior w/ women working on electrical insulators. Large refinery. All built by others per narration. Small backyard smelters w/ much labor. Int. machine works. Largely empty road w/ a few buses. POV along road. Man painting tractor, tractors off assembly line. 00:36:41 Mao & Khrushchev signing agreements. Headlines of disagreements. Very large factory machinery including punch press, turbine, textile mills. steel mills. Steel, coal, electricity, petroleum production statistics. Communist China; Economics; Population; Communism; Poverty; Politics; 1960s; Cold War; American Propaganda; Note: Footage shot in 1959. NOTE: Any continuous 12 minutes of two cards (00:25:54 - 00:49:03) sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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