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  • Short Summary

    Promotional film for a company called Fortef - shows how they have cultivated land in Corsica.

  • Description

    Reel 2: French intertitle. The village of Catastage (?) Views of the forest landscape. Men travel through the landscape on horseback and in a cart pulled by tractors. Logs are sent down a hillside. A large log travels very fast downhill. Men at the top of the hill push the logs down. They use levering tools to set them on their way. C/U of the tools used and of a man's feet as he walks along a log. A chute constructed from logs is illustrated. A man walks down the chute throwing something on the logs to make them slippery. Shot of log travelling down a very long chute. It eventually gathers enough momentum to travel uphill and then down again - effectively turning a corner. Top shots of men moving logs with hand tools, pulleys, winches etc. A large log is transported through the air on cables. A moving shot of the cable system from the point of view of the log! Logs being transported through the air on cable system. High shots of the lumber works - piles of logs everywhere. Men use saws to shorten the logs. They are then towed by tractor. Large lorries transport the logs. Various shots of the trucks on their way to Abbazia.

    Note: Very good shots of timber industry.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:09:00 / 01:44:20:00

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