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industry2.jpgThe Tan-Zam Railway links Dar-es-Salam to the Zambian copperbelt. Felix Green’s footage of this remarkable feat describes how 14,000 Chinese and 40,000 Africans pushed this railway 1,900 kilometres through jungles, over mountains and across swamps and rivers.

Included in our footage library are wartime factories of the Ford Motor company, UK, trawler fishing off the English coast, and coal production at the Kentish coal plant amongst others. The Industrial Relations Act 1971 is shown with its consequences. N.E. China is one of the countries major industrial regions. industry1.jpgFootage of what occurred there during the Cultural Revolution includes the industrial cities and their workers, nurseries for the children of working mothers, scenes of Red Guards journeying on foot to bring knowledge to the peasants living in the outlying regions. The consequences of industrialization is covered by footage from Minamata showing the devastating health conditions resulting from mercury pollution of the seas used for fishing by the local people.

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Pulling in nets with huge fish

country of origin: Norway

Intervewed at home

country of origin: United Kingdom

Reclaiming desert land

country of origin: former USSR

Fishermen on pier

country of origin: United Kingdom

First gas aero engine production, 1937

country of origin: United Kingdom

Old railway wheels cut up, loaded onto open wagons and transported to steelworks on steam trains

country of origin: United Kingdom

Ovaltine factory, egg farm and dairy farm

country of origin: United Kingdom

Fish throats are cut and thrown in hold

country of origin: Norway

Coal mining

country of origin: United Kingdom

A collective farm

country of origin: former USSR

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