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    Various shots of 'black-only' areas in Durban

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    Durban, South Africa

    Medium close-ups of black road diggers working in unison. Shot of mainly black and Asian workers stepping off train and walking over footbridge. Black workers walking out of train station past ticket inspector. Sign above station exit: "nonwhites only". Shot of black and Asian workers walking down busy street. Camera pans down to feet. Shots of black woman's home where she is making a fire from old milk cartons. Various shots of black peoples homes showing run-down shanty-style accommodation. Medium shot of naked black boy playing with broken push bike. Young black boys in Kraal area. Contrasting shots of white peoples homes showing beautifully tended lawns and large spacious housing. Various shots of black road diggers working together while white folk look on from outdoor bars. Various shots of manual work carried out by black workers such as the lugging of fruit and vegetables. Various shots of workers scrambling onto bus destined for Clermont. Various buses and shots of young black workers returning from industrial area. Shots of black woman playing drums and young black people behind her dancing. Various shots of GVs buses carrying black only labour into town. 16 mm E/C Neg.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:51:00 / 01:59:51:00
    UN 4599 A

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