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G/V sign outside large shop
Track down queue of shoppers
S/V's shoppers waiting outside and then being allowed into shop
Cut to S/V people in queue inside shop
Pan along queue
Cut to S/V's people examining clothes for sale on counter
C/U man examining trousers
Cut to woman examining pair of boots
Pan to woman's face
CU price tag -$9.00 -pull back to good ???
Cut to G/V piles of trousers
Shots of gas stove priced at 225 dollars
G/V man looking at boots - discussing with wife -2 shots
Exterior shot of harbour Various shots with ships
Reporter at petrol station Car with bonnet up in background
G/V man filing up at pumps
Cut to busy street - bus going by
C/V motorbike and sidecar
C/U coupons for food and clothing in woman's hand in queue
Pan along queue at icecream parlour
Commentator: "Queues are a daily fact on life in Cuba; a necessary evil patiently endured by most shoppers. In Havana the stores don't open till early afternoon but these people have long since learned that if they're first in they get the first and sometimes only choice"
Reporter: "The long sea voyages that boost the cost of many shopping items here also helps explain why Cuban motorists regard petrol from the Soviet oil fields as something of a luxury"
Reporter: "The strain on the family budget is considerably eased by free education and health care programme and controlled rents, So bargain hunters still take to the stores with some optimism; there's no shortage of very popular ice cream"
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