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Russian Collective Farms & Peasant Workers 1930s - Part 2

Reel Number: 221056-02

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1930s

Country: Russia,USSR


TC Begins: 09:12:05

TC Ends: 09:24:48

Duration: 00:12:43

Russian Collective Farms & Peasant Workers 1930s - Part 2 Ramshackle cabin - thatcher at work. Farmer feeds pony held up by ropes. Woman milking skinny cow. Farmer and family stand round body of dead calf - baby crying. 09:14:25 Sowing seeds by hand in muddy fields. 09:15:01 EXT Police station sign. INT men discussing. Outdoor meeting - police chief sending people to investigate & question wrongdoing; women in headscarves. Measuring land. Ploughs standing in fields. Outdoor meeting. Men attach horses to ploughs. Seed poured into box on back of plough - automatic sowing. 09:19:20 Good shot of horse-drawn ploughs moving along field to right of shot, man w/ measuring device walking to left. Farmers given pay ? 09:20:00 Freight train converted to hold printing presses. Man in carriage operating press and compiling pages. Press in action printing leaflets / newspaper - propaganda ? Men in field reading newspaper. Outdoor meeting to announce co-operative plans for breadmaking. 09:21:32 Grain sacks loaded onto train. Mass of carts waiting to deliver grain. Carts race off over fields, children watching. Celebrations - dancing - accordion player. CU speaker at outdoor meeting. Men signing agreement watched by young boys. USSR. Communism. Collectivism. Farming / Agriculture. Poverty.

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