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  • Short Summary

    Educational film tracing the making of paper from tree bark.

  • Description

    Title reads: "British Instructional Films presents a Classroom Film - Tree to Paper".

    Location of events unknown.

    Map of the world. Graphic trees are animated on to the map to show areas of forestation. Aerial shot of forest - pine trees with snow settled on them. Men chop at the base of trees and topple them over. Logs are propelled downstream by fast moving water. Boat is pushed through a river full of logs. A man steps off a boat and runs across floating logs. Intertitle: "At length the logs reach the factory". Timber factory. Cable car system for moving logs. Logs are dropped on to a large pile. Logs are thrown into a trough of water - they are propelled along. Intertitle: "The logs are washed and the bark removed". Top shot of conveyor belt carrying the logs. Inside the timber factory, logs are moved around. The logs are picked out of the water by a man with a hook and propelled down a chute. Intertitle: "The logs are ground to pulp". Wood pulp is seen being moved around. Intertitle: "The pulp is diluted and pumped to the paper machine".

    Various parts of the process are seen. Panning shots of the interior of the timber mill. Industrial machinery with rolls of paper? Large rolls of paper being fed through machinery. Roll of paper being lifted by a winch. A line is marked on the paper - where the paper is to be cut? Intertitle: "Newsprint is dispatched in rolls". Intertitle: "Other kinds of paper are cut into sheets". The paper is fed through a machine. Many women work on a factory floor counting and sorting the reams of paper. C/U of a woman's hands as she sorts the paper. Woman at work moving sheets of paper. Two women work together wrapping the paper for dispatch.

    Note: see separate record for unedited material (cuts, out takes, rushes).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:27:00 / 01:18:06:00

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