• Short Summary

    An ostrich farm in South Africa shows harvest of feathers for auction.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "S. Africa. Feathers May Boom".

    Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Ostrich Farms show record sales.

    LS mass of Ostriches running towards and pass camera. SV Ditto. SV as an Ostrich (Female) sits on her eggs. LV male Ostrich driving a man off while guarding the nest. CU four baby Ostriches. CU Ostrich's head.

    LV a man riding an Ostrich. LV as the Ostrich carrying the man runs towards camera and past the man falls off. LV as they make him secure one of the men puts a sock over the Ostrich's head. LV as the men select an Ostrich for clipping. CU the Ostrich with the sock on its head. SV as the men clip some of the white feathers from the bird and holds them up. CU the feathers.

    GV elevated the feather auction. SV the auctioneer CU man bidding. SV a prospective buyer examining some feathers he bids. CU as some of the feathers are examined.

    LV pan mass of Ostriches run towards and away from camera.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:35:00 / 01:53:18:00

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