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    The wealthy Rockefeller family of the United States -- whose head, Nelson D. Rockefeller, has?

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    LV PAN EXT Chicken farm

    GV PAN Chicken farm

    MV ZOOM TO SV Vehicle coming out of farm gate (3 shots)

    SV Sign "Cripps Road"

    MV ZOOM TO GV Arbor Acres processing plant

    GV, SV & GV PAN Processing plant (3 shots)

    Initials BB/2013 WLW/DW/BB/2024

    This film, shot by Visnews cameraman William Mutschmann, shows the Rhodesian Arbor Acres operations -- a chicken farm near Salisbury, the capital, and a chicken and egg processing plant in Salisbury's industrial area. Mutschmann said that at one stage in filming, over a three-day period, he was ordered away from the farm area by company officials -- although he was filming from public property OUTSIDE the farm boundary.

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    Background: The wealthy Rockefeller family of the United States -- whose head, Nelson D. Rockefeller, has been chosen as Vice-President by President Gerald Ford -- has financial interests in sanctions-bound Rhodesia, it has been revealed in Rhodesia. The interests were gained AFTER Rhodesia illegally declared its independence. One of Mr. Rockefeller's complex networks of business interests is the International Basic Economic Corporation, with its headquarters in New York, which owns the multi-million international business 'Arbor Acres'.

    There is a large 'Arbor Acres' company in Rhodesia -- Arbor Acres (Private) Limited, a privately-owned profit making company registered as such -- directly owned by its parent company, which has its headquarters in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in the United States. The Rhodesian company was stablished soon after the country's illegal declaration of independence in 1965, when a local poultry farmer was bought out by the international company in the United States. The Rhodesian company is also the centre of all Arbor Acres business interests in Africa -- including allied companies in Zambia, Angola, Malawi and Mozambique.

    The Arbor Acres companies throughout the world are owned and controlled by the main Rockefeller company -- the IBEC -- in New York, which Mr. Rockefeller set up 27 years ago. He was chairman until he gave up the position to take the Governorship of New York state. His son, Rodman Rockefeller, is the current President of IBEC.

    Arbor Acres in Rhodesia is managed by South African-born Mr. Denzil Bellingan, who refused reporters a detailed interview when the revelation was first made in Rhodesia recently by newspapers and news agencies. He was traced by one reporter to Jan Smuts Airport in South Africa, and he said he was leaving on a business trip to the United States. He admitted he would meet his Rockefeller principals, but denied he would meet Mr. Nelson Rockefeller.

    In a later interview Mr. Bellingan, who is said to be a close friend of Mr. Nelson Rockefeller by a leading Rhodesian newspaper, the nationally-circulated "Sunday Mail", said Mr. Rockefeller's involvement in Arbor Acres was 'accidental, and very minor'. He also denied that IBEC was involved in 'sanction-busting' -- i.e. flouting international United Nations sanctions on trading with Rhodesia to which the United States subscribes.

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